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Killer heels kicks off

It seems that everyone’s indulging in a bit of shoe fest these days. First there was the announcement of the much anticipated opening of Selfridges shoe galleries (I literally cannot wait), Vivienne Westwood’s shoes exhibition is currently underway and now even London’s dance house at Sadler’s Well’s is exploring shoe phenomena with it’s latest production of  ‘shoes’ with toe-tapping, catchy, footwear-inspired song and dance numbers.

Save the Children has taken this modern age passion to create awareness of killer diseases, with the launch of its Christmas campaign: Killer Heels to stamp out Killer Diseases.

In between dashing to London’s hottest fashion shows on at this year’s London Fashion week, participating designers have started to take notice. Atalanta Weller, the shoemaker who has designed for everyone from Gareth Pugh to Clarks before setting up her own label has kindly donated a pair of her amazing creations. The designer showcasing at this year’s LFW is known for her innovative take on footwear and we are delighted that she has set the ball rolling.

Appeal for killer hills

From today, we’re making an appeal to the fashion industry and the British public to donate their killer heels to stamp out killer diseases such as pneumonia, malaria and measles taking millions of children’s lives around the world.

Designer heels will be displayed at Mary’s Living Giving shops for Save the Children in December and auctioned online.

While designers are donating some of their ‘money-can’t-buy’ shoes to the campaign, we are also appealing to the general public to join in by donating their most sparkly and glitzy shoes of the season to their local Save the Children shops.

Watch this space for news and updates and make sure to go through your wardrobes and rifle through your shoe racks. Those glitzy shoes that you’ve never worn, could make a big difference to help save children’s lives around the world.

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