Monday 21 October 2019

Kate Moss and Eddie Redmayne donate items to charity auction

Other celebrities donating items include Gillian Anderson, Jean Shrimpton, Sam Smith, Daniel Radcliffe.

Kate Moss has given a copy of her book (Ian West/PA)
Kate Moss has given a copy of her book (Ian West/PA)

By Conor Riordan, Press Association Scotland

Kate Moss and Eddie Redmayne are among a number of celebrities who have given personal items to be sold at a charity auction.

The model donated a signed copy of her book Kate, while the Oscar-winning actor a signed copy of his original script from The Theory of Everything, the biopic of Professor Stephen Hawking.

All proceeds from the sales – which also include a signed Gareth Bale Real Madrid shirt – will support the expansion of Sue Ryder’s neurological care centre in Aberdeen.

A Real Madrid shirt signed by the Weslh football star is also up for grbas (Sue Ryder)

Redmayne said: “It seemed a fitting tribute to the memory of Stephen, to donate my signed script from The Theory of Everything to Sue Ryder.

“The charity provides vital support to people living with MND and I’m delighted that funds raised from my donation will help to support people living with this and other life-changing conditions.”

Moss added: “I regularly donate to my local Sue Ryder shop in North London and I’m delighted to be supporting the charity’s first pop-up shop.”

Other celebrities donating items include Gillian Anderson, Jean Shrimpton, Sam Smith, Daniel Radcliffe.

Theory of Everything script donated by Eddie Redmayne (Sue Ryder)

The blind auction is now live and bids can be placed until 11.59pm on Monday.

A pop-up shop at Bonham’s in London’s Mayfair will have the items on display on Friday.

Holly Spiers, Sue Ryder director of hospices and fundraising, said: “Our pop-up shop will be stocking some amazing vintage garments and accessories donated by a host of celebrities and iconic names from the worlds of fashion and entertainment.

“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 charity is trying to raise £3.9 million to build the extension and provide services for people with neurological conditions in Scotland, with the auction among a number of initiatives being pursued to raised the money.

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