Carey Mulligan's Charity Dress

Carey Mulligan has donated her BAFTAs dress to charity.

The 24-year-old actress wore the black and white Vionnet gown to the prestigious ceremony in February - where she was named Best Actress for her role in 'An Education' - but has now given it to Oxfam, to help raise money for the charity's women's projects.

She said: "I'm honoured to be able to donate my BAFTA dress to support Oxfam's work helping women living in extreme poverty across the world."

The dress will be displayed in a temporary Oxfam shop in the basement of London department store Selfridges for a week from Friday (14.05.10), and will be auctioned off with a starting price of £50.

Shoppers at the pop-up store will be helped by a group of high-profile women headed by singer Annie Lennox.

Funds raised from the sale of the dress will go to Oxfam's women's projects across the world including Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo, West Africa and South Africa.

The projects help support and protect vulnerable women by campaigning against violence, giving them the chance of an education and helping in the fight against HIV and AIDS.


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