The Boy Done Good!

The Small Steps Project showed a full list of the money raised from each pair of celebrity shoes auctioned. Jim came in 23rd place with his Prada boots. That’s not bad! Well done, Sir! Had I had the money to have placed a bid, we may have raised a little more.

I will certainly make sure that I donate to the project generously once I do have sufficient funds to do so.

Well done Small Steps Project. You guys are doing wonderful work.

These Boots Were Made For Fundraising

I kept quiet about this on here…ever wishful I could place a bid. I was ssooo hoping that I would have the funds by now. But, alas, no. I watched the final minutes tick by. They have spent the past 24 hours on £325, and the thought they were going to go for that price was unbearable to me! With less than one minute to go, they were still on £325. I was nearly in tears at the thought they were going to end on that price!

Then, with 35 seconds to go they started to climb.
£335
£345
£355

With just seconds to go, two final higher bids of £410 and then £460. I breathed a sigh that at that point, it probably would have gone out of my price range had I felt I could bid. I would have chased them to £500 had the funds been available to me.

I’ll never know if I’d have won them for £500. And perhaps when I do have funds some other amazing piece of SM memorabilia will come along? Jim’s leather boots from 1982! Now THEY would be the boots I’d REALLY want!

Whoever won them…I hope you cherish them! And…we all know Jim’s a Size 9 shoe now 😉 (Same size as my OH…rather worryingly – now THERE’S a story to tell there! That you will NEVER hear from me…)

You can see the auction details by clicking here.

What The Small Steps Project Does

Another reply tweet from the Small Steps Project wishing me luck on my bid for Jim’s boots (even if I lose out on the boots, whatever I bid, I will still donate). They also sent me this link to a YouTube clip to show what the charity does.

Wouldn’t it be great to help?

There are many ways to donate…from small, regular monthly donations to one off “justgiving” donations, donating by credit card and PayPal, even using “Give As You Live” – an online shopping affiliate link which means when you shop online with certain brands via the “Give As You Live” affiliate link, the brands will donate 10% of the cost of your purchase for you. It all helps.

Try Walking In My Shoes…

This is wonderful! Not only a great cause, but an absolutely wonderful piece of memorabilia anyone would love to have in their collection.

I’m worried it will be an obvious “highest bidder wins” traditional style auction. Oh, but I have money coming my way and I would hope to be able to place a SERIOUS BID!

To help an amazing cause…and to have something I know I will absolutely TREASURE!

UPDATE: I’ve had word back from the Small Steps Project, see images below…

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Click here to read the post on the Small Steps Project blog.