Small Steps Project is a UK non-profit organisation that provides emergency aid to people living on landfills and dump environments and makes documentary films and organises campaigns, such as Celebrity Shoe Auctions, to increase awareness and raise funds for this tragic global situation that is often overlooked.

The organization will benefit from an auction set up by Charity Stars who aim to “dream big and create greater change for causes worldwide”.

Ed Sheeran and Lorde are among the many artists who are selling their footwear in the name of charity, along with other celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Wolf Alice, Grimes, The National, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith, Sia Chris Martin and Katy Perry.

The shoes on offer feature unique drawings and autographs hand made by the artists.

Lorde contributed with shoes signed on the outer sides of both shoes, with messages quoting: “We told you this was Melodrama” and “Melo”, namely on the back of the left shoe, and “4ever” in back of the right shoe – with a  clear reference to her second record.

The Charity say: “…with our Project we want to inspire everyone to take a small step, because together it is possible to make a difference.” “From people volunteering their skills and attending their events, to companies donating their products and services, Small Steps raises funds that go to those who need it most. First, they provide emergency aid, shoes and food to children and communities living on municipal rubbish dumps around the world. Then they provide support for children to take steps into education, and adults into employment.

You will be able to walk in your favourite celeb shoes for a good cause.

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Article by Valentina Guidi. 

George Millington