Virginia McKenna is a British stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner. Virginia has won numerous awards throughout her career, including a BAFTA for her role in A Town Like Alice (1956), and a nomination for Carve Her Name With Pride (1958). She is possibly most well-known however for playing Joy Adamson in the 1966 movie Born Free. In 1998 Virginia set up the ‘Born Free Foundation’ which focuses on preventing animal abuse, and protecting wildlife.
This is the second year Virginia has donated her shoes. This year she has donated a pair of Marks & Spencers shoes in a size 39. Virginia says of these shoes:
‘These blue shoes have been in my wardrobe for many years and were often worn on the occasions I needed to ‘dress up’ a bit! They have been somewhat neglected recently and I felt I would like to give them to Small Steps so that someone else can enjoy wearing them. And raise money for a very important cause’