Monday, August 22, 2011

Shoe Auction for Peace

Peter Gray drew international media attention when he threw his shoes at the former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard during Q&A (ABC) last year. He threw the shoes to protest Australia's decision to join the US led invasion of Iraq which overthrew the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein.

Sadly, not long after, Peter Gray died after a long battle with cancer. Before his death he asked his shoes be auctioned to raise money for the International Committee for the Red Cross and its work in Iraq. Former Prime Minister Howard was saddened to hear of Peter’s passing and he has endorsed the proposal to sell the shoes for charity.

The auction opens on Friday. For more informatiuon call the Red Cross on 1800 811 700.