Catherine Zeta-Jones has donated her shoes to help find a missing girl.

The 'Ocean's 12' actress - who has children Dylan, 12, and Carys, nine, with husband Michael Douglas - has signed a pair of her designer gold high heels, which will be auctioned off to raise money to fund the search for five-year-old April Jones, who disappeared seven weeks ago.

A family friend of April, Vikki Macdonald, said: ''We wrote a letter to Catherine to ask for support.

''She kindly gave us the shoes which she wore for a premiere - these will be up for auction to help the April Jones Fund.''

The shoes, together with a signed photograph, will go under the hammer at a special fundraising night in April's home town of Machynlleth, mid Wales, later this month.

April went missing at the beginning of October but no trace of her has been found, despite an extensive search by specialist teams and volunteers.

Dyfed Powys police confirmed that the search is currently on-going and they are to be joined by mineshaft specialists to search caves and old quarry workings.

Former lifeguard Mark Bridger, 46, has been charged with the youngster's murder, as well as child abduction and perverting the course of justice.