Madonna donates signed belt to Tsunami Aid Auction
Kate Winslet and Madonna are among a whole host of stars who have donated clothes to raise money for the Asian tsunami appeal.
Winslet has chosen to give away the slinky strapless gown designed especially for her by Ben de Lisi for the New York premiere of Finding Neverland.
Madonna has donated a signed studded belt to the auction for upmarket fashion website clothesagency.com.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has contributed a green and black dress from Top Shop, while actor Richard E Grant has donated the suit he wore in the Spice Girls movie Spice World.
Palmer-Tomkinson said: “No one could help but be affected by the tsunami – everybody has been touched by its effects. This auction is a great idea and I hope it is a complete success.”
Liz Hurley, Elle Macpherson, Graham Norton and the Duchess of York have also offered personal items.
Premiership side Chelsea have offered a day with the team at their next European away match.
The online auction will begin on February 11 and run until March 13, with all money going to tsunami victims in Sri Lanka.
Clothesagency.com is the brainchild of aristocrat Lady Apsley.
She said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response from celebrities willing to donate to this worthy cause. We are hoping to attract some really big bids.”