By Tim Saunders on
A host of celebrities are baring their soles in a charity auction organized by college students in Scotland this week.
Robin Williams, Daniel Radcliffe, Zoë Wanamaker, Ewan McGregor, and Elton John are among the stars to donate their footwear to One Step Beyond, a charity made up of staff and students of Angus College at Arbroath.
“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,” said auction organizer Kay Gilmour. "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."
Last year, students at the school created a three-mile line of shoes and then donated all 20,000 pairs to charities in Africa.
The auction can be accessed through eBay.
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