American actress Sandra Bullock has raised more than 80,000 USD for charity by selling off 10 Minion themed pairs of Rupert Sanderson-designed heels (that were inspired by the film) at auction, raising $42,425 for the charity Art + Practice.
The final amount from the auction, which took place on Charitybuzz.com, was match-funded by Bullock, reports People, bringing the total to $84,850.
“When you discover people who are truly giving back, and taking care of our community, I think it’s our duty to support and take care of them in return,” Bullock was quoted saying about the charity that encourages education and culture for foster youth in the Leimert Park district of Los Angeles in the US.
The shoes, which were each individually autographed by Bullock, made their first appearance on her feet on the red-carpet at the London premiere of the film.
The film has superseded box-office records set by previous animated films including Toy Story 3 and Shrek 2, pulling in $115.2 million in its opening weekend, making it the second-biggest animated opening of all time after Shrek The Third.
Bullock voices Scarlet Overkill in the film.