Gwyneth Paltrow Sells Lemonade to Help Animals

Gwyneth Paltrow

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updated 07/07/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET

originally published 07/07/2011 AT 1:45 PM ET

Would you like to buy some lemonade … from an Oscar-winning actress?

That’s what a few unsuspecting Londoners did over the weekend when Gwyneth Paltrow and her children set up a sidewalk lemonade stand.

Yes, it was really her – wearing Wayfarers, but unmistakable. She stood with daughter Apple, 7, and son Moses, 5, and other children over a setup of cardboard boxes as they sold lemonade and what appeared to be chocolate chip cookies.

A handwritten sign taped over a box read, “Lemonade and Snaks 1 £ each,” followed by “Mony raised to RSPCA.” The RSPCA, or the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is the U.K.’s largest animal welfare charity, and Apple, a vegetarian, has a strong affinity for animals.

The group was accompanied by a small white dog, one who may have been the Paltrow family pet, a Maltese named Daffodil.

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