It is designed to raise awareness and funds to help the charity in its fight against lung cancer – the biggest cancer killer in the UK.
The De-Feet campaign has been inspired by the charity’s namesake, dancing legend Roy Castle. Celebrities from the worlds of sport, music, film and television have joined together to support the De-Feet campaign by donating a pair of their treasured footwear.
Sir Cliff Richard, personal friend of Roy Castle and Life President of the charity said: “I’ve donated a pair of shoes (hopefully not too smelly!) to be auctioned and I hope there’ll be lots of keen bidders! I would like to encourage everyone to support this important campaign to raise much-needed funds for its life-saving work. De-Feet is a great way to show support for the Foundation’s work – go on, choose your unique pair of celebrity shoes from the auction list, and start bidding!”
Also up for sale are the shoes Daniel Radcliffe wore in the Harry Potter films, the shoes Judi Dench wore in the James Bond films, Lewis Hamilton's shoes from the Monaco Grand Prix, the black suede heels Melanie C wore when the Spice Girls reunion was launched, Robbie Keane and Michael Carrick’s football boots, Andrew Flintoff’s cricket shoes, and many more.
The auction, which launched today and runs until October 3, can be accessed through www.roycastle.org/de-feet. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer, the biggest cancer killer in the world.