August 06, 2014 06:17:13 GMT
The former member of Spice Girls sells more than 600 dresses from her wardrobe to raise money for mothers living with HIV in Africa.
Victoria Beckham aka Victoria Adams has partnered with The Outnet to sell more than 600 dresses from her wardrobe for charity. The money will be donated to mothers2mothers, a charity which helps mothers living with HIV in Africa.
Victoria says in an interview with The Outnet, "Every single piece that I have put in to be sold brought back a lot of memories. A lot of really, really happy memories of myself and David [Beckham], of myself and the children, of different events I've been to."
She continues, "And a lot of these pieces have been made especially for me by the designers. These haven't all been bought off of the shelf. People have asked, aren't I keeping all of these pieces for [my daughter] Harper? I'm keeping a few pieces, but for me, it was more important to raise money for this charity. As a woman, we have a responsibility to really help and support other women."
Some of Victoria's dresses that will be a part of the auction are white Dolce & Gabbana dress worn for MTV Video Music Awards in 2003 and yellow Roberto Cavalli dress worn for pre-World Cup party in 2006.
Dr. Mitch Besser, founder of mothers2mothers, said, "We are honored and extremely grateful to Victoria Beckham and The Outnet for their very generous support of mothers2mothers. The funds that are raised will help mothers2mothers' Mentor Mothers reach even more HIV-positive mothers with critical health education and support, to stay healthy and protect their babies from HIV infection."
"HIV infections in children and maternal and infant deaths from AIDS are unnecessary and unacceptable," Mitch continued, "With the right education and empowerment, no baby should ever be born with HIV and no mother should die of AIDS. I'm sure everyone will have lots of fun shopping such a fashion treasure trove, and we'd like to thank those who do for joining us to eliminate HIV/AIDS in children and keep their mothers alive."