A host of celeb mums are delving into their shoe closets to raise money in aid of the Heels that Heal campaign, for the Wellbeing of Women charity.
The campaign is raising money in a bid to help young women dealing with chronic gynaecological issues such as PMS, endometriosis and PCOS. The money raised will also help women suffering from ovarian and cervical cancer, as well as support of women who wish to conceive but are experiencing problems.
Among the 40 celebrities who are putting their best foot forward for the campaign is Britain’s Got Talent judge and mum-of-one, Amanda Holden, who was photographed nearly nude with the exception of her glittery shoes she is donating.
Mum-of-two and Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly is also giving up her fancy shoes to raise money for women who suffer from gynaecological issues. Jools Oliver, Davina McCall, Edith Bowman and Prime Minister’s wife, Sarah Brown (who has donated her Jimmy Choos) have also jumped on the celeb mum shoewagon to help raise the £500,000 target for the charity. TV news readers have also got involved, posing for pictures to raise funds.
Each pair of shoes donated by the celebrities will be auctioned off on Ebay starting 8pm on September 27, with all funds raised going straight to the WoW charity.
“I feel so blessed to have my daughter Lexi and I was shocked to learn that one in two women will suffer from gynae issues,” explains Amanda Holden. “It’s thanks to the research by Wellbeing of Women that so many women who do have reproductive problems now have a better chance of conceiving. That’s why I wholeheartedly support the Heels That Heal campaign. And what better way to do that than in our favourite shoes?”
If a pair of star-studded heels don’t do it for you, other WoW auctions available include lunch with dad-of-two Peter Andre, a trip behind the scenes of a musical and a chance to sit on the GMTV sofa!
For a full list of celebrities and auctions, visit Heels that Heal.