By Diane Small
With three sons and a daughter, Victoria Beckham clearly loves kids. So when she hears about disasters in Nepal and the Philippines or war in Gaza, she tries to do something about it. This time, she’s auctioning off the designer wardrobe of tiny daughter Harper and donating all proceeds to Save the Children as part of their Fashion Saves Lives sale.
Many adorable outfits will be available for the public to buy at the Mary’s Living & Giving shop for Save the Children in the area of London where Eluxe just happens to have its offices: Primrose Hill. The sale starts from 10am on Thursday 18th June. All money raised will go towards Save the Children’s work to end child deaths from preventable causes by 2030.
The complete outfits – including outerwear and shoes – put together by Victoria herself from Harper’s wardrobe, include items from designers such as Chloe, Roksanda Ilincic, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Charlotte Olympia.
Victoria said: “I am delighted to be supporting the wonderful work of Save the Children through the Fashion Saves Lives Sale. As a mother, I passionately believe that all children, wherever they live, have the right to a happy, healthy life. Everyone out there can do their part by purchasing or donating, ensuring children all around the world have the opportunity of a brighter future”.
Currently 17,000 children die every day from preventable causes such as pneumonia and malaria due to a lack of adequate health services. Save the children is backing a campaign to ensure that at the UN summit in September world leaders make a commitment to ensuring that by 2030, every child has the basic healthcare that they need to survive – no matter who or where they are.
Fronted by Save the Children ambassadors Erin O’Connor and Mary Portas, many celebrities including Mel C and Stanley Tucci will also take part in the event. The Fashion Saves Lives sale will be sold on the Mary’s Living & Giving eBay store for Save the Children for a ten day period from 18th – 28th June.
For more information and to purchase an item from the sale, click here or follow the hashtag #FashionSavesLives on Twitter. You can also show your support by signing Save the Children’s petition calling on world leaders to agree to a commitment to end child deaths by 2030 at savethechildren.org.uk.
Main image: Victoria Beckham