She's one generous Dame! Joan Collins clears her wardrobe to donate 150 items to a children's charity shop - including her iconic Chanel bag and Alexander McQueen jewellery
- The actress, 83, donated to Shooting Star Chase charity shop in Guildford
- There are over 150 pieces, including Chanel bag and Manolo Blahnik shoes
- £10,000 is expected to be raised by the sale of the luxury items
Dame Joan Collins has made a huge donation of glamorous designer labels to a leading children's charity.
The 83-year-old actress and author gave more than 150 pieces from her wardrobe to the Shooting Star Chase charity shop in Guildford, with prices ranging from £5 to £1,000.
The hospice's patron generous contributions include a prized Chanel bag, Manolo Blahnik shoes and an Alexander McQueen bracelet - and are expected to raise a staggering £10,000.
Dame Joan Collins has donated more than 150 items from her wardrobe to the Shooting Star Chase charity shop in Guildford (pictured Sue Hamblett assistant manager of the shop wears an £80 green patterned kaftan, a £30 white stone necklace, a £150 Patricia Underwood hat and a Chanel bag with a reserve price of £500)
The hospice patron's generous contributions include a prized Chanel bag, Manolo Blahnik shoes and an Alexander McQueen bracelet, and are expected to raise a staggering £10,000 (Sue wears a white kaftan with intricate gold embroidery - priced at £40)
Assistant manager of the shop Sue Hamblett tried out some of outfits, including one white kaftan with intricate gold embroidery - priced at £40.
Sue also wore an £80 green patterned kaftan, a £30 white stone necklace and a £150 green hat by Patricia Underwood.
She accessorised with a Chanel bag which has been put on silent auction, and has a reserve price of £500.
The donation will massively benefit the children's hospice, who care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
Items for sale include an array of clothing, jewellery, hats, swimwear and designer labels.
Also included are hats and even clothes she designed under her clothing range Jackie Palmer.
The Dynasty star's stylish wardrobe has had fashion lovers travelling from over the country to snap up her clothes
A chain-trim Chanel handbag garnered a lot of interest at the hospice and is on silent auction with a reserve price of £500
Ms Collins was pictured wearing the iconic quilted bag while stepping out in Los Angeles in March 2013
The distinctive large quilted bag by the French fashion house has been worn by Joan many times
The shop is running a silent auction for some of the most iconic items which include a Chanel handbag, a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes, a Tiffany necklace, an Alexander McQueen bracelet, a signed copy of her book, a signed pair of LK Bennett shoes and a pair of earrings worn by Joan on the set of Dynasty
A selection of £75 pastel-hued scarves brightened up the shop - and Joan was pictured wearing one of them in the 1980s
The shop is running a silent auction for some of the most iconic items which include a Chanel handbag and a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes with a reserve price of £100, while a a signed pair of LK Bennett shoes have a minimum price of £500.
The auction also includes a £100 Tiffany necklace, a £100 Alexander McQueen bracelet, a signed copy of her book and a pair of £300 earrings worn by Joan on the set of Dynasty.
Once the word got out about the items for sale people have been traveling some distance to get hold of some special items.
One woman travelled from Dorset and spent £700. They even had a customer from Germany call up and spent £400 over the phone without seeing the items and had them posted.
Dame Joan Collins recently dropped by the charity's Guildford hospice, Christopher's.
A pair of £300 earrings worn by Joan on the set of Dynasty (seen in the picture frame) are up for grabs in the hospice's silent auction
The charity shop window is decorated with luxurious pieces from the Dynasty star's personal collection
The donation - which includes this white floral print shirt - will massively benefit the children's hospice, who care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families
A pair of £100 designer leopard print kitten heels by Sam Edelman took pride of place at the store
The designer footwear also included courts by Manolo Blahnik priced at around £100 (left) and LK Bennett signed shoes with a reserve price of £500 (right)
Once the word got out about the items for sale people have been traveling some distance to get hold of some special items
The 83-year-old actress and author, who is a patron of the charity, gave personalised cards along with the items
She met families supported by the children's hospice charity, joining them for an early evening meal before cutting a birthday cake to celebrate the hospice¿s 15th birthday.
Karen Sugarman, Director of Fundraising at Shooting Star Chase, said: 'It was a pleasure to welcome Dame Joan to Christopher's and such a thrill to see the delight on the families' faces as they enjoyed a meal with a Hollywood superstar.
'Dame Joan has been a fantastic supporter of Shooting Star Chase for many years now and is always keen to show her support.
INSIDE JOAN COLLINS' STYLISH WARDROBE
Earrings worn in Dynasty - £350
Tiffany necklace - £100
Alexander McQueen bracelet - £100
Chanel bag - £500
Manolo Blahnik leather shoes - £100
LK Bennett signed shoes - 500
Signed copy of Joan's book - no reserve price
Green kaftan - £80
White stone necklace - £30
Green Patricia Underwood hat - £150
White and gold kaftan - £40
White embroidered dress - £60
Sam Edelman leopard print shoes - £100
Orange Aerie camisole - £30
Salmon hued top - £50
Green Kenneth Lane necklace - £300
Grey slip - £150
A green stone Kenneth Lane necklace was priced at £300 on display at the store
A circular stone necklace and gold layered number were among the pieces donated by the actress
A signed copy of her book The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club: A Novel and a pendant necklace were displayed
One leather belt with a silver clasp was on sale for £300
'Her latest donation to our shops has caused a great buzz and we've had enquires from fans all over the country who want to get their hands on one of Dame Joan¿s fabulous items.
'The awareness this brings and the money it raises for the charity is so important in helping us fund our vital care service.
'We can't thank Dame Joan enough.'
Dame Joan Collins said: 'Arriving at Christopher's hospice, I was greeted warmly by its caring and charming staff and the colourful and friendly surroundings.
A patterned green and white top took centre-stage among the donated items
The items included a £30 Aerie orange camisole top (left) and a green floral top
'It's so special to spend time with the children and their families.
'I am honoured to be Patron to Shooting Star Chase whose charitable work really does change the lives of so many children.'
A dedicated patron, Dame Joan attended the Shooting Star Chase's Ball in London's Dorchester Hotel last Saturday.
The actress turned heads in a glistening sequinned maxi dress that showed off her svelte physique.
The annual ball raises money for Shooting Star Chase, a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
The donation garnered huge interest among local residents and fans from around the UK
This salmon-hued top with lace-edge scallop detail is priced at £50
Thei white dress with pink floral embroidery is on sale for £60
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