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Last Updated: Monday May 01 2006 17:58 GMT

Oxfam gets 4,300 for Keira dress

Keira Knightley
The dress Keira Knightley wore to the Oscars has raised 4,300 in an internet auction for the charity Oxfam.

The taffeta gown by designer Vera Wang was made especially for Keira, and loads of people put in bids to buy it.

The 21-year-old actress donated the dress to raise money for Oxfam's 20m appeal to help drought-hit East Africa.

The actress said she was happy to help the appeal: "This is such an amazing dress and I am really pleased to be able to donate it to Oxfam."

Oxfam spokeswoman Katie Abbotts said the charity was delighted with the generous bids it had received and described the dress as an "amazing donation".

Before the auction the charity said if the dress raised 5,000, it would provide enough food to help feed 500 children for 30 days.

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