Shoppers line up for Beckhams’ typhoon Yolanda fund drive
Some customers waited an hour before getting a chance to enter the shop which could only hold 50 people at a time. Each customer was also only allowed to buy one item from the 20 boxes donated by the couple.
Mark Astarita, Red Cross director of fundraising, said that the Beckhams’ donation ‘will enable us to raise significant funds towards the enormous humanitarian operation currently under way.
‘One of Victoria’s dresses will buy 50 blankets; one of David’s suits will buy 14 tarpaulins. It really can make a difference to people in the Philippines.’
Earlier today, Victoria posted a tweet congratulating Red Cross for the sale:
Around £40,000 is expected to be generated by the sales.