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Swansea actress Catherine Zeta Jones donates shoes to missing April Jones fund

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

  • The shoes donated by Catherine Zeta Jones to raise money for April Jones’s fund

  • April Jones

HOLLYWOOD star Catherine Zeta Jones is selling a pair of her shoes to help searchers looking for missing schoolgirl April Jones.

The glamorous Swansea actress donated a pair of golden high heels to little April’s heartbroken parents Coral and Paul.

The signed designer shoes will be put up for auction to raise funds to continue the search for April, 5, who hasn’t been seen for seven weeks.

Family friend Vikki Macdonald said: “We wrote a letter to Catherine to ask for support.

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“She kindly gave us the shoes which she wore for a premiere — these will be up for auction to help the April Jones Fund.”

Catherine is well known for her charity work.

She is a patron of The Noah's Ark Appeal and opened Cardiff children's hospital in 2006.

Appearing there last week Catherine said: “I truly believe that the human nature of giving is unrelenting — even in dark financial times.”

The Ocean's Twelve and The Mask of Zorro star won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2003 for her role in Chicago.

Her signed shoes and signed photograph are on auction at a special fundraising night in April's home town of Machynlleth, Mid Wales, later this month.

Donations to April’s Fund, which is now being registered with the Charities Commission, have already reached £40,000.

April went missing from her home at the start of October and despite a massive search by police, specialist teams and hundreds of volunteers no trace has yet been found.

Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed that the search is currently on-going and they will be joined by mineshaft specialists to search caves and old quarry workings.

Former lifeguard Mark Bridger, 46, has been charged with April’s murder and counts of child abduction and perverting the course of justice.

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