The Blue Cross' new Steps For Pets auction is giving you the chance to raise funds for animals in need by bidding on footwear customised by famous faces

Steps For Pets campaign image

The Blue Cross is hosting a Steps For Pets charity auction © REX Shutterstock

Calling all shoe and animal lovers!

This is your chance to snap up a pair of heels, pumps or trainers to help raise money for homeless, injured and abandoned pets at the Blue Cross.

Some of the country’s best-loved personalities have signed and customised some of their own footwear for the heart-warming Steps For Pets cause.

The stars’ slip-ons and lace-ups will be up for auction from 12 – 18 October 2015.

All proceeds will go towards helping the animals currently being looked after at Blue Cross hospitals and rehoming centres.

Comedian Jo Brand has customised her favourite slouchy faux-fur trimmed slippers with fesitve bells and ribbons, while Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton has also got creative for the cause.

Jo Brand's slippers auction for Steps For Pets campaign

Jo Brand expresses her personality on some slippers © REX Shutterstock

Actress Carley Stenson – star of hit West End musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – has decorated some of her lovely lavender courts with colourful feathers and sparkling jewel-toned gems as part of the charity’s campaign.

‘As a dog owner myself, it’s heart-breaking to know that there are so many pets out there that don’t have a loving home,’ she says.

‘That’s why I’m delighted to support Blue Cross, and I hope pet lovers across the UK will get involved and take Steps For Pets to help raise funds – Britain’s pets need your support!’

And chart-topping musician Ed Sheeran is more than happy to part with a pair of trainers he’s lovingly scrawled his signature across.

Singer Jessie Ware and journalist Jemima Goldsmith are also both thrilled to be backing the Blue Cross’ new fundraising initiative.

Register for the Steps For Pets auction and find out more information about the wider campaign.

Jemima Goldsmith's shoes tansformed for Steps For Pets campaign

Jemima Goldsmith customises some trainers © REX Shutterstock