Knightley's Oscars Dress Raises $7,500 For Oxfam

LATEST: KEIRA KNIGHTLEY's stunning 2006 Oscars dress has raised $7,500 (GBP4,300) on auction website eBay, with all proceeds going to the charity Oxfam. The deadline for the VERA WANG gown was extended from Sunday (30APR06) to yesterday (01MAY06) in a bid to raise as much money as possible. A spokesperson for Oxfam says, "We had no idea how much interest there would be and so we are very pleased. "People should be aware that GBP4,000 would be enough money to feed 5,000 children in Tanzania, who are facing the worst food crisis they have known, for a whole month." When the auction was announced earlier this month (21APR06), Knightley said, "This is such an amazing dress and I'm really pleased to donate it to Oxfam. "I've seen the television reports on the horrendous drought in east Africa and know how desperate things have become, so I'm happy to be able to do something to help."


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