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The Prize

English musician and songwriter Alex James is part of the British band Blur, formed in 1988. He currently lives in Oxfordshire on a cheese farm, where he produces cheese and wears Wellington boots.

This is the first time Alex James has donated a pair of shoes to our Celebrity Shoe Auction. He chose to donate a pair of muddy black Hunter Wellington boots. 

“Some people collect trainers, I collect wellies and these are my favourites.”


  • Navy Hunter rubber Wellington boots
  • Size UK 12
  • Signed on the inside of the left boot, "Welly of invincibility. Alex James xxxx"


(Photo Credit: I Heart Studios)

The Cause

Small Steps Project is a UK charity that wants 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.

They deliver their projects in two phases. In the first phase they deliver emergency aid distribution projects, providing items that will protect people from the immediate dangers on rubbish dumps—from shoes, gloves and clothing to mosquito nets, food and water. This enables them to establish the demographics of the dump and devise and implement the second phase of sustainable projects that aims to reduce the time children spend on dumps and support them in taking small steps into education.

Small Steps Project makes documentary films and organises campaigns, such as Celebrity Shoe Auctions, to boost awareness and raise funds for this huge, but often overlooked, global situation.

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