Celebrities donate items to pop-up charity shop
Gareth Bale shirt, comics, and signed designer clothes up for grabs
19 October, 2018 — By Tom Foot
Jean ‘The Shrimp’ Shrimpton donated this Georgina Von Etzdorf velvet jacket to the Sue Ryder pop-up
KATE Moss and Gillian Anderson are among celebrities donating to a pop-up charity shop opening in Mayfair today (Friday).
The Sue Ryder shop, at Bonhams in New Bond Street, will be selling a range of vintage clothing, and curious accessories from across different eras in fashion.
The charity’s doctors, nurses and carers give expert care support to people with terminal illness or who are losing or have lost loved ones.
Famous faces including Ms Moss, Ms Anderson, Eddie Redmayne, Susie Cave, Jean Shrimpton, Sam Smith, Daniel Radcliffe and Iskra Lawrence have donated personal items.
Model and fashion icon Kate Moss, who donated a signed copy of her coffee-table book (above), said: “I regularly donate to my local Sue Ryder shop and I’m delighted to be supporting the charity’s first pop-up shop.”
Actress Gillian Anderson, star of cult shows such as X-Files and The Fall, has donated a pair of Charles David sandals to the auction, and said: “I’m delighted to be contributing to the Sue Ryder shop and to be helping a cause which does so much for people living with life-changing conditions.”
A host of British designers have also donated to the shop. The charity’s director of hospices, Holly Spiers, said: “We hope that the shop will really put Sue Ryder on the map when it comes to charity retail, while also raising vital funds so we can provide more palliative, neurological and bereavement care.”
The shop is open between 10am and 4.30pm while some of the items will be sold in a silent auction.
Visit www.givergy.com/charities/sueryder for more details.