Celebrities in the UK are joining forces to raise awareness and money on several medical issues many women are confronted with, and they’re doing so in very original ways. Amanda Holden, a judge on the highly popular show Britain’s Got Talent, for one, has chosen to pose in nothing but a pair of leopard-printed knickers and stiletto heels for the campaign that aims to help women in the UK get higher quality medical assistance.
The Heels that Heal campaign was made possible in a partnership with Fabulous magazine, created by News of the World. Holden is only the latest celebrity to offer her image – and, of course, heels – for a good cause. Not only will she help bring more attention to the campaign, but she has also started reaping praises for her amazing body – at almost 40 years of age, she still has the body to pose for photos that other female stars would not dare do, even if younger than her with ten years.
“Amanda joins a host of celebs backing our women’s health campaign which launches in Fabulous magazine next Sunday. We’re dedicating the September 27 issue to stars who will be posing in their highest and hottest heels to raise awareness for the charity Wellbeing of Women. Presenter Fearne Cotton and ex-Spice Girl Mel B will be hot to trot.” News of the World says. Actress Patsy Palmer, model Abbey Clancy, and glamor girl Kelly Brook will also be featured in the campaign. The number of stars who have pledged to the cause rises to about 21.
“Heels that Heal hopes to raise £500,000 to fund vital research into underfunded women’s health issues. Sales of a special New Look clothing range featured in Fabulous have already clocked up £100,000. And the fund;s set to be boosted when Fabulous launches an online auction of celebs’ shoes. From 8pm next Sunday you will be able to bid for Kylie Minogue and Cheryl Cole’s designer shoes, lunch with Peter Andre, afternoon tea with Rachel Stevens and a shopping trip with Amanda Holden.” the same publication further informs.
The health issues that will get the most attention include the PMS (Pre-menstrual syndrome), endometriosis and the PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), but also research in ovarian and cervical cancer. Pregnancy and health of both mother and infant are also two of the issues that will receive funds thanks to the Heels that Heal charity campaign.