Following a trip to South Africa in February, Victoria Beckham, mother of four was inspired by the empowered mothers she met in Africa. Victoria was invited to visit a local organization ‘mothers2mothers’ founded by Dr Mitch Besser, husband of music legend Annie Lennox.
‘Mothers2mothers’ was set up to help educate and empower mothers living with HIV in Sub Sahara African countries. Every day 700 children are being infected with HIV, inherited during pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding. Treatments are available to allow both mother and baby to live a healthy life, without these treatments 40% of the children will contract the virus, with medication that figure is dramatically reduced to 2%.
Speaking to Grazia Magazine, Victoria said: “After spending just a few days with these remarkable women and learning more about the charity from Mitch…I wanted to do as much as I could. It really was a life-changing experience; I’ve never experienced anything like it.’”
Victoria will auction over 600 pieces of her infamous collection, including shoes, clothes, accessories and jewelry later this month via www.Outnet.com.
The collection will be available from August 20 to 25, registration of interest must be completed online in advance of the auction.
All items have been valued by the prestigious Christie’s. An exclusive reverse auction will be live between 20 -24 of August from 9.30am – 3.30 BST with selected items including the iconic white Dolce and Gabbana dress worn in 2003 to the MTV Music Awards.