Naomi donates her Birkin

Naomi donates her Birkin

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is putting one of her very own Birkin bags up for auction in this year’s Hermès vintage charity sale.

Who said Naomi Campbell wasn't a do-gooder? The supermodel, who has been gracing catwalks, ad campaigns and magazine editorials for the best part of 20 years, has decided to donate one of her favourite Birkin bags for charity.

The green alligator skin bag is just one of the lots up for grabs during this annual event, which raises money for The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). This charity looks after pregnant women all over the world and is supported by many high-profile women such as Carla Bruni and Prime Minister's wife Sarah Brown, who is the Global Patron of the charity

In April this year Campbell was honoured as Global Ambassador to the WRA, after the work she did in 2008 to help promote the charity. She held a charity catwalk show called Fashion for Relief, which helped to attract new supporters to the cause and raised funds for mothers and newborn babies around the world.

Now Campbell is donating a much-coveted Birkin from her own collection to once again help the cause. The price of a Birkin starts at around £3,500, and can reach six times that if made from an exotic skin.

In past years, Jane Birkin, after whom the tote was named, contributed one of her Birkins as did Princess Stephanie of Monaco who donated a bag that belonged to her mother, Grace Kelly to the Hermès auction.

The Hermès vintage sale will take place on the 10 November and is not to be missed!

By Rosie Khdir

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