July 31 2014 Latest news:
Andrew Fitchett, Reporter
Monday, March 31, 2014
Fans of pop superstar Ed Sheeran could be wearing the clothes off his back after the Suffolk singer donated his performance wardrobe to an East Anglian charity.
Clothing from Sheeran’s photo shoots, videos and live performances are up for grabs in an online auction for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), which launches today (Monday).
The 23-year-old became an EACH ambassador in February after visiting the Treehouse project in Ipswich and tweeted earlier this month that he had given clothes to “a bunch of charity shops”.
The tweet prompted a frenzied hunt of shops from fans, only for it to turn out that the clothes were still bagged up in Sheeran’s parents’ living room.
Melanie Chew, EACH Director of Fundraising and Retail, said: “He’s already made donations of Lego, musical instruments and the free use of his music for our publicity videos, as well as donating royalties from the sale of a signature guitar.
“We now have another wonderful opportunity to raise funds as a result of his generosity and are launching a special online auction of his clothes today.
“We’ll also be saving some items for our new shop in Framlingham this Spring, as it’s the town where Ed grew up, and we’ll also be holding a few things back to auction off at fundraising events around the region.”
The following items will go up for auction tonight:
• An Orvis red sweatshirt with a cat design
• A PXL clothing black t-shirt with alphabet lettering
• A PXL clothing grey sweatshirt with alphabet lettering
• A PXL clothing black sweatshirt with alphabet lettering
• An Oyisis jumper with a reindeer design
• A blue t-shirt with the Ed Sheeran paw print logo
• A Martin & Co orange hoodie
The auction is going live on eBay at 8pm this evening and will end 10 days later on the evening of April 9.
Fans can see the items and make bids by visiting the EACH homepage www.each.org.uk and following the link to the eBay auction.
EACH will put more of Ed’s clothes up for auction this week.