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Benedict Cumberbatch auctions off his shoes for charity

Benedict Cumberbatch auctions off his shoes for charity

Benedict Cumberbatch's shoes are being auctioned off in the world's biggest celebrity shoe auction.

The 40-year-old actor is among the many stars to have donated a pair of their shoes to, who are hosting the seventh annual Small Steps Celebrity Shoe Auction.

The charity aims to use the money raised from the auction in order to help support children living on landfill sites who quite often will walk barefooted on the dangerous ground.

CharityStars' MD Robert Robinson said: "Our aim is to deliver impacting and sustainable fundraising solutions for the non-profit sectors so we are delighted to be running this auction for Small Steps and hope to raise lots of money for a fantastic cause."

Benedict has donated a pair of Tod's Loafers from his personal collection, and each shoe is signed on the inside. With 11 days to go until the bidding comes to an end, the shoes are currently at a highest bid of £600.

Alongside the 'Doctor Strange' star, the likes of Emma Watson, Kate Moss, Coldplay, Rita Ora, Matt Le Blanc and Oprah Winfrey are among just a few of the stars who have signed up to donate a pair of shoes to the cause.

Founder and CEO of CharityStars Amy Hanson said of the celebrity support: "We are always blown away by the support that celebrities show us, and this year once again the response has been truly phenomenal. These celebrity donors are really using their status to help create awareness for children in poverty."

At present, the most expensive pair of shoes are Emma Watson's autographed Sergio Rossi Stilettos, which have received a bid of £1,003.

Other bids include £686 for Coldplay frontman Chris Martin's autographed Adidas Trainers, £531 for converse trainers signed and worn by Bastille's Dan Smith, and £404 for 'American Horror Story' actor Evan Peter's signed Nike Trainers.

There are currently 77 open auctions for celebrity shoes, with the auctions closing on Sunday, November 20.