Hundreds of heels raise charity cash

PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 July 2015

Auction of Heels on the Grand Pier, Weston raising money for Weston Hospicecare.

Auction of Heels on the Grand Pier, Weston raising money for Weston Hospicecare.

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SHOES donated by a James Bond actress, along with other heels donated by hundreds of women across North Somerset, have raised more than £2,000 for charity.

Bond star Jane Seymour flew over a pair of signed shoes, which she wore at the Los Angeles Grammys, to take centre stage at the Grand Pier Ladies Auction of Heels event.

The heels, along with her Grammy pass and two signed books, fetched more than £200.

Coveted labels such as Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Prada, plus many high street shoes were also auctioned, raising £2,310 for Weston Hospicecare.

The funds raised will help provide patient care and pain medication for terminally ill patients across North Somerset.

The event was organised by David Plaister estate agents, who said the auction was a huge success and a follow-up event is now being planned.

Mr Plaister said: “This was the first of our fundraisers and we were delighted with the support shown.

“We had literally hundreds of pairs of previously-loved shoes donated and hope our next fundraiser of designer handbags will attract equal support.”

Grand Pier general manager Paul Charalambous said: “This was a wonderful charitable event raising vital funds for Weston Hospicecare and we look forward to hosting the next auction.”

Anyone wishing to make a handbag donation can deliver to Escape Hair and Beauty in Bleadon or Skidmore’s in Worle High Street.

Collections can also be arranged by calling David Plaister Ltd on 01934 815053.

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