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Celebrity shoes sold in auction

Elton John's shoes

Movie stars, athletes and television personalities have donated their shoes to raise money for good causes.

Hollywood actor Robin Williams, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and singer Elton John are among those who handed over their footwear.

The 19 pairs of shoes will be auctioned on eBay for Cancer Research, Cash for Kids, No More Landmines, and Angus College Charitable Trust.

Bidding for the slippers, trainers and high heels will close on 19 October.

They were collected by Angus College staff, who last year created a three-mile line of pairs of shoes, which they believe to be the longest ever recorded.

Hairy monster

More than 20,000 pairs were then sent to charities in Africa and Asia.

Kay Gilmour, organiser of the OneStepBeyond campaign, said: "The very first pair of celeb shoes that we got in were from Sir Elton John and he very kindly donated his 1975 original stage shoes to us, which are really quite fantastic so we're hoping to get good bids for them.

"As well as that we've got shoes from Andy Murray, footballers' boots such as Barry Ferguson's, and Stephen Fry gave us his hairy monster slippers.

"We also have shoes from the US - we've got Robin Williams' hand-made gold trainers which he signed for us and we've got Emma Thompson, who gave us a beautiful pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, which she wore when she was launching her movie Nanny McPhee in the States.

"We also have Jo Brand's smelly plimsolls - as she calls them not us - and a whole range of other stuff."


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