Get your hands on Olympic dressage star Nicola McGivern's Top Hat

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Get your hands on Olympic dressage star Nicola McGivern's Top Hat
Get your hands on Olympic dressage star Nicola McGivern's Top Hat

Olympic dressage star Nicola McGivern lends her support to charity campaign for homeless people

British Dressage rider Nicola McGivern is among the famous faces auctioning their hats to support St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day on Friday 4 November

Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s is offering you the chance to own the Olympic hat right off the head of one of the equestrian world’s brightest stars via an online celebrity hat auction, which began on Friday 28 October and ends Sunday 6 November.

Nicola McGivern is one of more than 40 celebrities from the worlds of sport, music, stage and screen have offered their hats for sale so far. Others include; Joan Collins, Simon Pegg, Graeme McDowell, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Sienna Miller, Chris Evans, Ricky Gervais and Jack White.

The auction is taking place to mark the charity’s Woolly Hat Day (Friday 4 November), when St Mungo’s will ask the public to ‘put their hat on for homeless people’. Funds raised from Woolly Hat Day will help St Mungo’s work supporting homeless people to rebuild their lives.

Nicola McGivern, who has donated her hat from the 2004 Athens Olympics, said: "To offer my Olympic hat was something I wanted to do. My home and the security that it offers me is something I cannot comprehend being without. To know that this hat with its history will in some small way help someone blows me away."

Established in 1969, St Mungo’s provides housing and support to more than 1,700 people each night in London, Oxfordshire, Reading, Bath and Bristol. Its vision is that everyone should have a decent place to live, something meaningful to do, and satisfying relationships with people – as well as the good health to enjoy them.

St Mungo’s runs over 100 projects across London and the South. In the last year the charity helped 370 people off the streets. Our skills and employment team supported over 2000 people to find work, training, further education or take part in a range of other activities. We also supported over 1000 people with their mental health and substance use problems.