Celebrity Shoe Auction – Australia!
In November 2010, due to a breathtaking response from several Australian businesses, newspapers and individuals, Small Steps combined with Bongiorno, an Australian Financial Services company, to host the first Celebrity Shoe Auction at The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
The event was overwhelmingly successful with several Australian A-listers donating their shoes to go under the hammer. Amongst the coterie of celebrities were Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and Ricky Ponting whose shoes contributed to a total of £7,500 raised for the charity.
The first UK Celebrity Shoe Auction will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London in the summer of 2011. Keep checking the Celebrity Shoe Blog for updates and who’s donating their shoes.
The delivery of the fundraising trip was paid for by Bongiorno as well as the flights to Cambodia for the second project.