Actresses Sienna Miller and Sarah Jessica Parker have donated shoes to a charity called the Small Steps Project, run by former celebrity journalist Amy Hanson.
The actresses have joined a host of stars, including Eva Green and Colin Firth, by giving away their most treasured footwear as part of the project.
The charity, which came into being after Hanson spent time in Combodia in 2008, aims to raise awareness about children working on landfill sites.
“After working in show-business for so long, I knew how much food, alcohol and luxury goods were wasted in the industry. The amount that we waste is causing such harm to not only the planet, but to lives on the other side of the world – and we don’t even realise it,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted Hanson as saying.
She is now hoping the auction will raise money to help youngsters.
“When I went to Cambodia, I witnessed huge landfills filled with our waste and excess packaging where the local children would look for scraps to sell in order to support their families,” she said.
“Ideally, we want to raise enough money to get the children away from the rubbish dumps and into schools, but for now we’re focusing on providing durable boots to prevent the children from harming themselves with the shards of glass and sharp objects on the ground,” she added.
The auction will take place at the Royal Society of Medicine Oct 12, this year.