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Framlingham: Clothes donated by singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran raises £4,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice

19:14 10 April 2014

Staff and volunteers at the St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Framlingham show off the donated Ed Sheeran items.

Staff and volunteers at the St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Framlingham show off the donated Ed Sheeran items.

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Pop superstar Ed Sheeran has raised £4,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice by donating 100 items of clothing.

Ed Sheeran, who is to release his second album this year following the huge success of his debut, +.Ed Sheeran, who is to release his second album this year following the huge success of his debut, +.

The clothes which included hoodies, t-shirts, trainers and even Ed’s own onesie, were sold at the charity’s shop in his hometown, Framlingham, last week.

An online eBay auction which also ran ended on yesterday evening.

The five-day auction raised around £1,500 with people from across the world bidding on the items.

Kara, of Philadelphia, USA, was the winner of Ed’s Captain America T-shirt, with a winning bid of £136.

She said: “Thanks so much for the Ed Sheeran auction and the chance to donate to such a fabulous organisation! I am stoked to have won the Captain America t-shirt.”

Sofie Kern, of Germany, bid £68 to win Ed’s Random Impulse t-shirt. She said: “I was so overwhelmed when I realised I had won, I am so happy.”

Steph, from Manchester was the winning bidder of the Hackney 2012 t-shirt. She said: “Words can’t describe how happy I am to have won the t-shirt – it will be my birthday present.”

The sale at the shop saw eager fans queuing up for the chance to own a piece of Ed Sheeran memorabilia, some had travelled from Norfolk and Hertfordshire. More than £1,000 was raised in the first hour of the goods going on sale, and since then has raised another £1,500 from sales throughout the week.

Sue Goodchild, St Elizabeth Hospice’s head of retail, said: “We are extremely grateful to Ed Sheeran and his family for donating the items to St Elizabeth Hospice.

“Thank you to everybody who bid on the auction and who bought items from our hospice shop. The sale in the shop and the online auction has raised a combined total of £4,000 which is a fantastic amount and will help us continue to provide local Hospice care for local people.”

There are still some items from the Ed Sheeran collection on sale in the St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Framlingham, including t-shirts, jeans and shoes.

St Elizabeth Hospice aims to improve life for people living with a progressive illness in East Suffolk and South Norfolk.

The Hospice costs £9.1 million a year to run and relies on donation, fundraising, gifts in wills and support for its shops to fund the majority of these costs.

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