Sussex

Gary Barlow donates 'Jubilee shoes' to Horder Centre

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

Take That singer Gary Barlow has given shoes that were designed for him for the Queen's Jubilee to an orthopaedic charity to put up for auction.

The Horder Centre is raising funds to create new woodland trails around its grounds in Crowborough, Sussex.

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

A number of other celebrities have also donated shoes to the charity.

They include DJ Norman Cook, tennis player Ana Ivanovic, Olympic ice skating gold medallist Jayne Torvill, ex-England and Bath rugby captain Lewis Moody, singer and TV presenter Kim Wilde and Dame Vera Lynn.

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

Mr Moody donated a pair of world cup rugby boots.

"Playing a physically demanding sport like rugby at the highest level for many years, I understand the importance of great medical care and what a difference it makes," he said.

"When I was asked to be part of this campaign it was an easy decision to make."

Gary Barlow recently received an OBE in recognition of his efforts in organising the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert and his work on the commemorative song Sing.

During a three-hour concert outside Buckingham Palace, a host of stars including Barlow performed for the Queen and the concert was broadcast to millions of TV viewers worldwide.

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