Stars auction off their dancing shoes

Coldplay, Bowie and Editors do their bit for charity

Coldplay, David Bowie, Johhny Marr, Lily Allen and EditorsTom Smith are auctioning off their shoes for charity.

They join the likes of Nina Persson from The Cardigans, Tim-Rice Oxley from Keane and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who have all contributed trainers, high heels and boots to the online sale.

A host of shoes have been signed and the majority are backed up by a signed verification certificate, for the charity MAG (Mines Advisory Group).

The organisation’s executive director Lou McGrath said: “The support from celebrities for the shoe auction has been fantastic and resulted in an impressive collection of footwear. The money raised will play a vital role in clearing the remnants of conflict, preventing injuries and deaths and regenerating communities. The money is especially needed for our work in Lebanon, where the UN estimates there are around 100,000 unexploded bombs at 359 separate sites.”

Bids for the auction will continue until December 8. For more information go to magclearsmines.org.