Sussex

Gary Barlow's 'Jubilee shoes' make £2,500 for Sussex charity

Singers Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole
Image caption Gary Barlow performed on stage at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert

Shoes given to Take That singer Gary Barlow for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee have fetched more than £2,500 in a charity auction.

The X Factor judge donated them to orthopaedic charity, The Horder Centre, which is based in Crowborough, East Sussex.

The money will go towards creating new woodland trails around its grounds.

A number of other celebrities, including ice skater Jayne Torvill, have also donated shoes to the charity.

The signed shoes were specially made for the singer-songwriter and have the Union Flag and lyrics of Sing, the Jubilee song, inscribed on the sole.

Image caption One of the shoes has the lyrics of the Jubilee song Sing inscribed on the sole

The eBay auction reached a final figure of £2,651.50.

Diane Thomas, who is the chief executive of the charity, said: "I would like to thank Gary and all the other personalities who generously donated shoes to the auction.

"I am also hugely grateful to all those who got involved in the auction and helped raise so much money for such a great cause."

Other celebrities who donated included DJ Norman Cook, tennis player Ana Ivanovic, ex-England and Bath rugby captain Lewis Moody, singer and TV presenter Kim Wilde and Dame Vera Lynn.

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