Yoko Ono is just one of a number of A list stars who have donated something from their personal wardrobe to raise funds for Alder Hey Imagine Appeal.
The diminutive star has chosen a pair of her own iconic Porsche Carrera sunglasses and signed them for the charity’s unique Clothes Throw event, which starts with a special online auction this Sunday 3rd October for seven days. An auction item of this stature rarely comes along and organisers are delighted that Yoko Ono, who is Honorary Patron of the charity, has donated these signed sunglasses, like the ones she wore on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the 1980s.
“I am delighted to be able to support this important fundraising initiative by donating a pair of my favorite sunglasses- the ones that John loved to see me wear," said Yoko. “As Honorary Patron of Alder Hey Imagine Appeal, I know how much the funds are needed to support the pioneering work of this wonderful hospital.”
There are several amazing fashion pieces on offer to raise money for the charity. Madonna has donated a pair of her MDG sunglasses, designed with D&G and Sarah Jessica Parker has donated a jacket worn on set for the Sex and the City The Movie, even Vogue Editor, Alexandra Shulman has donated a black Temperley dress from her wardrobe.
The online eBay charity auction also features donations from icons that have influenced fashion and style including Joan Collins, Dame Shirley Bassey, Dame Judi Dench as well as contemporary fashion forward celebrities such as Dannii Minogue, and Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud.
The online auction will lead up to the charity’s “Clothes Throw” event which is being held at The Racquet Club in Liverpool on Friday 8th October. The event will be hosted by British fashion designer Kirsty Doyle and costume and fine jewellery designer Benna Harry.
Alder Hey, Europe’s busiest children’s hospital, provides family-focused care for around 250,000 young patients every year and is responsible for the health of more children than any other hospital in the UK.
To place a bid on Yoko Ono’s iconic sunglasses or any of the other items, click here.