Football fans listen up – the entire Arsenal Team have signed a pair of their own boots and kindly donated them to the charity Footsteps Foundation, who help disabled children take their first steps.


This amazing auction includes signed boots from Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas, Eduardo and Thomas Vermelen. There are also going to be many other great auction items included, which will all be perfect gifts for Christmas.

The auction starts today, November 9, and can be accessed at BuyOnceGiveTwice.co.uk, the UK’s premiere celebrity charity auction site.

And that’s not the only auction currently being run on this great site – they are also hosting a very special event for Firefly International.

At the age of 21, Ellie Maxwell founded Firefly International, a charity whose aim is to foster multi-ethnic youth projects in Bosnia and elsewhere. Firefly works to build peace in divided communities around the world by supporting children and young people from different backgrounds to form friendships and mutual respect. It brings young people together in positive, fun and life-affirming activities ranging from music-making to theatre groups. These young people go on to become ambassadors for peace within their own families and communities both now and as adults. In this way Firefly is tackling conflict now as well as planting the seeds of peace for the future.



Ellie sadly died on 6th April 2009 at the age of 32. In November, her family and friends are holding a benefit evening for 500 guests, in order to raise money for Ellie’s last project: the building of Firefly’s own multi-ethnic youth centre in Brcko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. This centre, the creation of which was Ellie’s final wish, would aim to make Firefly International largely self-supporting in Brcko.

www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk is running the auction online for Firefly as to open up the auction to a wider audience to help raise more funds for Ellie. Firefly have amazing supporters who have dedicated some incredible and unique lots in her memory. These lots have the potential to raise £1000’s for Firefly International to make Ellie’s final project come true.

The lots include some very quintessentially British experiences such as a private tour around Arundel Castel with His Grace The Duke of Norfolk as well as a personal tour with Lady Julia Harvey around her family home, of over 400 years, Syon House.

Howard J Morgan and Julian Barrow, two distinguished artists of their generation have also agreed to paint for the successful bidders.

There are also many other equally interesting lots up for auction to view the full auction online visit: http://www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk/event/FireFlyInternational.

For more information on Firefly please visit www.fireflyinternational.org.

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