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Celebrity shoe auction!

BREAKING NEWS!  Gary Barlow has now donated his Jubilee shoes to the auction…this is awesome!  The signed shoes were specially made for the Take That lead singer and have the Union Jack and lyrics of Sing, the Jubilee song, inscribed on the sole. These one of a kind shoes will go onto eBay on Tuesday 10th July for two weeks to allow as many fans as possible the opportunity to bid.

Gary recently received an OBE in recognition of his efforts in organising the musical extravaganza and writing the commemorative song Sing.



And if you fancy stepping into the shoes, literally, of some of your other favourite stars then please read on!  Normal Cook, Kim Wilde, Jane Torvill, and cough cough, a certain weather lass…?  Well now you can!

Norman Cook, Kim Wilde, Jane Torvill, Sophie Kinsella (author of the shop-a-holic books), Peter James (best selling crime author), Kim Woodburn, David Stockdale (goalie for Fulham FC), Lewis Moody (former England rugby captain), Tommy Elphick (football player for Brighton & Hove Albion FC) and top world ranked tennis player Ana Ivanovic are some of the celebrities who have kindly donated their beloved shoes for the fundraising extravaganza.

All these wonderful shoes, and many more, will be auctioned for The Horder Centre – a specialist orthopaedic centre on the doorstep of the stunning Ashdown Forest.

Find out how you can get your mitts on a pair of celeb shoes here


Top right of shot: Sandy coloured trainers are Norman Cooks (I had a good sniff and fortunately they don’t smell!)

Bottom left of shot: Sparkle tastic ones donated by ice skating legend Jane Torvill

And on the RHS of frame, the blue strappy ones: Mine!  You will have spotted these on air, on BBC South East Today many times before, and they could be yours!  They were kindly donated by Love Is…Boutique  a pre-loved clothes and accessories boutique in Tunbridge Wells.  You can’t fail to pop in there and find yourself something snazzy, unique and bargainous!  Thanks girls!

And thank you to Ciaran McCrickard/Connors for the photos.




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I am a charity shop bargain-hunting demon – and thought I knew every charity shop in town.  Turns out I was very mistaken.  Kathryn, who runs “The Children’s Trust, Tadworth” shop in Tunbridge Wells emailed me to ask if I would like to get involved with promoting the shop.  I popped in to see her and within minutes was suckered in by her charm and agreeing to attend her fashion show.

A few weeks later I arrive at said fashion event…to find out I’m the only model!  However, on relection this was a rather jammy advantage – all those wonderful clothes to myself – and all that flouncing around the ‘catwalk’ on my own.  They can take the performance away from the gal but they can’t take the performer out of the gal – or something like that.  As you can see from the pics, I wasn’t exactly camera shy!


Also for the first time in the history of my time at the BBC I had someone to do my hair (in fact two delightful ladies – Sarah Horton and Cara Evans from Graham Webb hairdressers – thank you!)

Photos courtesy of www.keithwalter.co.uk




All in all it was a wonderful do for a fantastic charity.  Please pop by and have a browse, you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find. (Plus I am about to donate a load of my on air clothes – so you might pick up something that you recognise from the box!).  Thanks to all the volunteers at the shop, and also the lovely Kathryn for getting me involved in the first place.   The Children’s Trust, Tadworth is a fantastic charity and rest assured every penny goes to achieving wonderful things for children with multiple disabilities. .

Next stop I will be at the celebrity fishing day at Roger Daltery’s estate – if you want to join in then you can buy tickets at http://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/ – no fishing experience necessary!  (I can’t even catch tadpoles so I’ll be floundering…Ho ho).  And if fish don’t float your boat (Michael Fish aside of course!) then how about zippy nippy cars?   The supercar driving challenge at Dunsfold Park, 23/24th June will be a petrol head paradise- gives me chills n’ thrills just thinking about it!  I shall be there on the Sunday driving a Caterham 7 (the hair will need Shwarzenegger strength hairspray) so please do come up and say hello!


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