Friday 19th October sees a first for Charity shop Sue Ryder . When they open a pop up shop with donations from many celebrities.
Famous faces, including Eddie Redmayne, Kate Moss, Susie Cave, Gillian Anderson, Jean Shrimpton, Sam Smith, Daniel Radcliffe and Iskra Lawrence have donated personal items to a new Sue Ryder pop-up shop in Mayfair.
The shop, which will be open for just one day on Friday 19th October (10am to 4.30pm) at Bonhams in New Bond Street, will be selling a range of fabulous vintage clothing, accessories and curios. The temporary shop in one of London’s grandest auction houses, will have a decidedly vintage feel, selling items from across different eras in fashion.
Holly Spiers, Sue Ryder Director of Hospices & Fundraising said: “Our pop-up shop will be stocking some amazing vintage garments and accessories donated by a host of celebrities and iconic names from the worlds of fashion and entertainment. We hope that the shop will really put Sue Ryder on the map when it comes to charity retail, while also raising vital funds so we can provide more palliative, neurological and bereavement care.”
Oscar winning Actor Eddie Redmayne has donated a signed copy of his original script from The Theory of Everything, the biopic of Professor Stephen Hawking, who lived with MND for most of his adult life.
Eddie, who was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Professor Hawking said of the donation:
“It seemed a fitting tribute to the memory of Stephen, to donate my signed script from The Theory of Everything to Sue Ryder. The charity provides vital support to people living with MND and I’m delighted that funds raised from my donation will help to support people living with this and other life-changing conditions.”
Model and fashion icon Kate Moss, who has donated a signed copy of her coffee-table tome Kate by Kate Moss to the shop added:
“I regularly donate to my local Sue Ryder shop in North London and I’m delighted to be supporting the charity’s first pop-up shop.”
Jean Shrimpton, model and icon of ‘Swinging London’ has donated a luxurious Georgina Von Etzdorf velvet jacket to the auction. Speaking of her donation, Jean explained:
“I’m delighted to donate to the auction and to a charity which provides such compassionate care to people at the end of their life. I hope the event is a huge success for Sue Ryder and raises vital funds.”
Actress Gillian Anderson, star of cult shows such as X-Files and The Fall has donated a pair of Charles David sandals to the auction, Gillian explained:
“I’m delighted to be contributing to the Sue Ryder shop and to be helping a cause which does so much for people living with life-changing conditions.”
Model, rock-star wife and fashion designer Susie Cave, has donated one of her stunning Vampire’s Wife Juno dresses in pink and metallic to the auction.
A host of British designers have also donated items to the shop including milliner Philip Treacy, Stephen Jones, Henry Holland and hot label of the moment, Rixo.
Bonhams kindly offered to host the pop-up shop which will also include items donated by Daniel Radcliffe (Signed copy of Little Shop of Horrors), Ronan Keating, Karren Brady and Sam Smith (Signed limited edition Sam Smith vinyl), alongside many other items.
Visitors to the shop will be able to buy many unusual and unique items, which is open to customers from 10am to 4.30pm. Celebrity donated items will be placed in to a silent auction giving those that can’t travel to the shop in London the opportunity to get involved and bid.
All silent auction items will be available to view in the shop on Friday 19 October. The auction items will go live and bids will be able to be placed from Monday 15 October and will close at 23:59 on Monday 22 October.
Please visit www.givergy.com/charities/sueryder (from Monday 15 October) to view all of the auction items for the Sue Ryder at Bonhams silent auction.
The store will be open from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm on Friday 19th October at Bonhams 101 New Bond Street, London W1S 1SR.
About Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. For over 65 years our doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.
In order to continue to provide and develop our services and expert care we rely predominantly on income from our charity shops, fundraising activities and donations from members of the public.
For more information please visit www.sueryder.org