Emma Watson Steps Up to Support the Small Steps Project
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is one of many Potter alumni who has donated a pair of her shoes for a charity auction. The charity in question is the Small Steps Project, which is currently hosting its 2015 Celebrity Shoe Auction. The Small Steps Project exists to help children living on rubbish dumps around the world.
We deliver our projects in two phases. In the first phase we deliver emergency aid distribution projects, providing items that will protect people from the immediate dangers on rubbish dumps: from shoes, gloves and clothing to mosquito nets, food and water.
This enables us to establish the demographics of the dump and devise and implement our second phase-sustainable projects that aim to reduce the time children spend on dumps and support them in taking small steps into education.
We make documentary films and organise campaigns, such as Celebrity Shoe Auctions, to boost awareness and funds for of this huge, but often overlooked, global situation.
Emma previously donated a pair of Burberry heels to be auctioned off in 2013 – and the shoes raised an impressive £660. This time, she’s done one better. Her pair of signed Jimmy Choo shoes, worn at the My Week with Marilyn premiere, have raised an incredible £2,622 for the Small Steps Project!
As before, several other Potter stars have also stepped up to the support the charity.
Rupert Grint’s signed Converse went for £180, while Helena Bonham Carter’s (Bellatrix Lestrange) Primadonna Sandals went for £161. Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) and Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) also took part, with their shoes going for £800 and £133 respectively.
You can see images of all the Potter shoes sold in the auction in our gallery below.
Daniel Radcliffe has also donated a pair of shoes, but the auction is not yet live on the site. Watch this space for more information!
While most of these auctions have already finished – and perhaps out of our price ranges anyway, it’s great to see our favorite Potter actors taking part in such a good cause.
Whose shoes would you buy if you could? Let us know in the comments.