Sophie Ellis Bextor Sells Shoes For Charity

Taking a step to help children in need on landfill sites around the world

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She didn't wear these peachy high wedges when she took to the floor on 'Strictly Come Dancing' (where she is now the bookie's favourite to win) but Sophie Ellis Bextor is taking 'steps' to help charity by selling her shoes in an online auction.

The signed Kurt Geiger Wedges - Size 5 - are available on eBay to help the Small Steps Project, a humanitarian charity which delivers shoes and emergency aid to children and families who live on landfill sites around the world. The auction finishes this weekend and the lucky bidder may have them delivered in time for Christmas.

Chiswick-based Sophie, who rose to fame with her first chart top single Murder on the Dancefloor is involved in numerous philanthropic project when not touring the world with her band or looking after her three young sons. She is married to Richard Jones, of The Feeling.

Sophie, who can be seen dancing the Paso Doble on this weekend's BBC show, is currently tipped as the 9/4 favourite to take the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 title, along with dance partner Brendan Cole. This puts her ahead of soap star Natalie Gumede, who had been favourite.

The Small Steps Celebrity Shoe Auction is the biggest celebrity shoe auction in the world, with a host of famous stars taking a step to help children living on rubbish dumps globally. Small Steps Project collects celebrity shoes which are then auctioned to provide shoes for children with none.

By bidding on these shoes, the public is given a chance to win a piece of pop culture history and help children in poverty. The auction on eBay Giving Works, means 100% of the funds raised will go directly to the charity. Other celebrities who have donated used shoes include Joan Collins, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Osbourne and Kate Moss.


December 20, 2013