A signed copy of Ed Sheeran's latest album is up for auction, raising money for children's mental health in his home county.

The framed and signed edition of Ed Sheeran’s latest album Autumn Variations is currently live, with a reserved price of £80, with proceeds going to the Suffolk Mind charity.

The online auction is live until 12pm next Friday, December 1 and is part of the charity’s matched giving initiative, The Big Give.

From November 28 to December 5, donations made to Suffolk Mind of up to £7,000 will be matched in an aim to raise £14,000 to fund mental health education in schools.

The memorabilia was donated to the charity by Barry Griffiths, managing director of Barr Personnel. 

Bids can be made online, as long as they are above the reserve price of £80.

As it is a silent auction, bids will be made privately and will not be announced as they come in, and if at closing there is more than one bidder with the highest bid, the winning bidder will be the first one to submit.

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The prize can also be viewed, and/or a bid submitted in person, at the Suffolk Mind Christmas stand at John Lewis in Ipswich between 9.30am and 1.30pm until December 1, where the charity will also be providing a gift wrapping service in exchange for donations.  

Julie Long, fundraising manager at Suffolk Mind, said: “We are thrilled to be able to auction this special item as part of The Big Give campaign.  

“It will be the perfect gift this Christmas for one of Ed’s many superfans and it will help fund such an important cause.  

“Thank you to Barry Griffiths for this wonderful donation.” 

East Anglian Daily Times: The signed CD was donated by Barry Griffiths, managing director at Barr PersonnelThe signed CD was donated by Barry Griffiths, managing director at Barr Personnel (Image: Suffolk Mind)

It was revealed earlier this month that the pop star, who grew up in Framlingham, donated hundreds of items of clothing – including his boxer shorts – to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) to sell on eBay.

Ms Long added: “We are always in awe of the incredible support individuals and businesses provide Suffolk Mind. 

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“Every donation helps us in our goal to make Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.  

“If you are able to, please support us however you can during The Big Give. The money will help provide more children across the county with the tools to look after their mental health.” 

To make a bid in the auction, please visit www.suffolkmind.org.uk/auction.

To donate during Big Give week, visit www.suffolkmind.org.uk/big-give.