Thursday, December 1, 2016

Caitriona Balfe auctions outfit for World Child Cancer

Outlander's Caitriona Balfe auctions Bafta outfit for charity
Outlander star Caitriona Balfe is auctioning her Bafta outfit to raise funds for a children's charity.

BY VALARIE KINNEY Scotland NowFor full article

Caitriona Balfe in the Bafta

Lead actress in Outlander, Caitriona Balfe, is donating the clothes she wore to the British Academy Scotland Awards to a charity that will help support children with cancer in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Balfe, a former model, won for best television actress, for her role as Claire Fraser in Outlander.

Up for grabs is the dress she wore to the awards ceremony - an Iris and Ink creation – and her shoes, which are by Kurt Geiger London, as well as her jewellery, which was handcrafted by mothers in Ghana whose children are fighting cancer. The jewelry is traditional Ghanian style.

Traditional Ghanian necklace and earring set

The stylish star has tirelessly worked to raise funds for children with cancer through the World Child Cancer organization, and has visited Ghana as a patron of the charity.

Her fan group, Caitrionation, has also been involved with helping raise money for World Child Cancer organization.

Cait's Kurt Geiger shoes

The stars of Outlander have been generous with their donations to various charities.

Earlier this year, actor Sam Heughan donated one of his old workout shirts to be auctioned for the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which is headed by Star Trek actor William Shatner.

The Outlander heart throb was one of several celebrities who donated old items to help raise funds and awareness for Zero Waste Scotland.

The auction runs until 7 December here and is currently sitting at £2900 from an anonymous bidder.

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