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The Prize

Not only has Michael Palin had a career as one of the funniest actors, writers and producers of all time, he is also a prolific travel writer and documentary presenter. Michael rose to fame as part of the Monty Python team, and in 2000 he was awarded a CBE for his services to television. He has kindly donated these Rockport shoes in a size 8.5 to Small Steps. Not only has Michael signed the shoes, he also wrote "My right shoe" and "My left shoe," just in case you weren't sure. And to make the shoes extra special Michael wrote that the shoes had been with him in the Sahara in 2001 in the Himialayas in 2004.

This is the third time Michael Palin has put his best foot forward. This year, he has donated signed Paul Smith shoes that he wore while shooting on location. He has also included a handwritten note which reads "shoes specially provided by Paul Smith - another great fan of travelling - used on Brazil series for BBC1."

Details: 

  • Paul Smith tan with green rubber soles
  • UK 8
  • Signed by Michael Palin on the right shoe, outer right side, and on the left shoe, outer left side 

(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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  • In condition as donated.
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