Dame Helen Mirren donates Dolce & Gabbana shoes for Kenyan charity auction

Dame Helen Mirren
Dame Helen Mirren with the signed Dolce & Gabbana shoes.

Ryan Gosling, Eddie Izzard, Dame Helen Mirren, David Walliams, Mo Farah and Emilia Clarke are among the celebrities who have donated items which are currently available as part of a charity auction for British based Kenyan charity African Child Fund on eBay.

100% of the sale price of any of these items will go to African Child Fund, so if anything on this list takes your fancy, click the links below to place your bid.

Signed Joanna Trollope ‘City of Friends’ novel

Joanna Trollope City of Friends

Signed Steve Cole paperback copy of ‘Young Bond’ novel ‘Shoot to Kill’ 

Shoot to Kill Steve Cole

Tour for two people of the Renault Sport’s Formula 1 Enstone headquarters

Renault Sport is offering a tour for two people of its Enstone headquarters.

The winning bidder will receive a voucher confirming contact details at Renault Sport, who you should contact to arrange a suitable date for your tour.

This tour is not available to the public. You will see all aspects of the Renault Sport factory that you wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

Two passes to a day’s recording of BBC quiz ‘Pointless’, plus a signed photograph of Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong has kindly offered two (2) passes to watch a day’s filming of Pointlessat Elstree Studios.

Filming for the next series of Pointless will resume in October 2017 and depending on the date selected, you will be able to watch between 2 and 4 episodes of the hit show being filmed.

The winning bidder will receive email confirmation of the process to follow to organise your trip.

Alexander has also donated a signed photograph (15cm x 10.5 cm) which will be sent by post to the winning bidder.

Signed photograph of champion jockey Sir A.P. McCoy riding Don’t Push It

A.P.McCoy on Don't Push It

A large colour photograph (25cm x 20cm) of Sir A. P. McCoy riding Don’t Push It to victory in the 2010 John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.

This photograph has been signed in black ink on the top left-hand side by Sir A. P. McCoy who holds the record for becoming Champion Jockey in 20 consecutive seasons.

Signed hardback US edition copy of Sophie Kinsella novel ‘My (Not So) Perfect Life’

Sophie KInsella My not so perfect life

The book has been signed in black ink on a blue-bordered bookplate on the title page.

Signed Joe Lycett ‘Parsnips, Buttered’ and DVD ‘That’s The Way A-Ha A-Ha Joe Lycett’

Comedian Joe Lycett has kindly offered to donate a signed hardback copy of his book Parsnips, Buttered as well as a signed copy of his DVD That’s The Way A-Ha A-Ha Joe Lycett, both of which he will personalise in accordance with the winning bidder’s wishes.

Once the auction is complete, African Children’s Fund will liaise between the winning bidder and Joe Lycett to arrange for the items to be personalised and then despatched. Please allow an additional two weeks on top of regular delivery times for the personalisation to be arranged.

Signed copy of Richard Ayoade’s ‘Ayoade on Ayoade’ and ‘Gareth Marenghi’s Dark Place’ DVD

Richard Ayoade

A DVD boxset featuring Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace: The Complete Series (1 disc) and Man to Man with Dean Learner (2 discs: The Shows and The Extras).

It has been signed in gold ink on the bottom right-hand corner of the outer DVD box by one of the stars of both shows, Richard Ayoade.

Richard Ayoade has also donated a paperback copy of his book Ayoade on Ayoade, which he has signed in black ink on the title page.


Signed Matt Lucas copy of ‘Pompidou’ DVD

A DVD of Pompidou, featuring all 6 episodes, signed in black ink on the DVD cover sleeve by the show’s star & creator, Matt Lucas.

Signed Sir Mo Farah postcard

Mo Farah postcard

A colour postcard (15cm x 10.5cm) of Sir Mo Farah, winner of 5 European Championships, 5 World Championships & 4 Olympic gold medals, including a double-double in each.

This postcard has been signed in black ink on the front right-hand side of the photograph by the hugely successful athlete. The rear of the postcard lists some of Sir Mo Farah’s Career Highlights (to 2015), Personal Bests and Records.

Signed Emilia Clarke postcard

Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones

A colour photograph (15cm x 10cm) of Game of Thrones star, Emilia Clarke, as her famous character Daenerys Targaryen.

Signed copy of David Walliams’ ‘The Midnight Gang’ and signed photograph

David Walliams signature

A hardback version of 2016 children’s novel The Midnight Gang, signed by its bestselling author David Walliams.

The book has been signed in black ink on the title page. A signed 10cm x 15cm black and white photograph is also included.

Dame Helen Mirren signed Dolce and Gabbana shoes 

Helen Mirren Dolce and Gabbana shoes

Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe & Olivier award-winning Dame Helen Mirren has kindly donated a beautiful pair of Size 40 Dolce & Gabbana high heeled snakeskin shoes adorned with an animal print pattern, which she is pictured holding before donating them.

The right shoe has been signed in gold ink by Dame Helen Mirren on the inner sole, while the left shoe has been signed in gold on the outer sole underneath the shoe.

The shoes have some minor wear on the soles and inside, though still have their price stickers on the bottom of each sole, showing the original retail price of £575.

Ryan Gosling signed La La Land official poster

Ryan Gosling La La Land signed poster

A rare opportunity to own a large (68.5cm x 102cm) double-sided original movie poster for the BAFTA, Golden Globes & Oscar-award winning 2016 film La La Land, signed by one of the film’s leading actors, Ryan Gosling.

Signed Geraint Thomas MBE photograph

Geraint Thomas signature

A colour photograph (21cm x 15cm) of Team Sky, Team GB and Wales cyclist Geraint Thomas MBE.

Nile Wilson signed t-shirt

A Team GB navy blue Rio Olympic Games Adidas short-sleeved t-shirt, signed in silver ink in the centre on the front by Olympic Bronze Medallist, and European and Commonwealth Champion gymnast Nile Wilson.

The Adidas t-shirt is a UK Size 38/40.

Signed Eddie Izzard DVD boxset

Eddie Izzard boxset

A 7-DVD boxset entitled 7 – also known as The Ultimate Eddie Izzard Collection – featuring the first 7 DVD releases of comedian Eddie Izzard.

It has been signed in silver ink on the outer DVD box by Eddie Izzard.

Eddie Izzard has also signed an autograph card measuring 14.5cm x 21.5cm which will be sent to the winning bidder with the DVD boxset.

To see all of the items on auction for African Child Fund, please visit their eBay page.