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Ed Sheeran donates 450 items - including his underwear - to East Anglia's Children's Hospices





Ed Sheeran has donated a haul of almost 450 items to help raise vital funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The singer has handed over items including onesies, socks and even boxer shorts, with the first 62 items going on sale later this week.

EACH ecommerce manager Scott Campbell and ecommerce deputy manager Bethany Watchman with some of Ed's donations
EACH ecommerce manager Scott Campbell and ecommerce deputy manager Bethany Watchman with some of Ed's donations

The items will be sold on the hospice’s eBay site, starting on Thursday, November 16, with the astonishing haul set to raise thousands of pounds for the hospice.

EACH supports families and children across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, and has a base in Milton.

The singer has been an ambassador for the charity since 2014 and the donations were delivered by a member of his team to EACH’s shop in Bridge Street, Framlingham.

Ed Sheeran performing at The Nook Appeal Gala Dinner at the Natural History Museum in London in December 2016
Ed Sheeran performing at The Nook Appeal Gala Dinner at the Natural History Museum in London in December 2016

Kevin Clements, director of fundraising and communications, said: “It’s an extraordinary gesture and extremely kind of Ed. His generosity will raise thousands of pounds for our wonderful charity.

“Despite his incredible success and sky-high profile, he remains a loyal champion and we’re eternally grateful for his support.

“We realise how lucky we are. It’s invaluable and helps raise the profile of the vital care we provide to local children and families.

A pair of boxer shorts donated by Ed Sheeran
A pair of boxer shorts donated by Ed Sheeran

“In total, Ed and his family have donated 445 garments and accessories and the vast majority are going to be sold via eBay auctions.

“He has fans all over the world and these donations will undoubtedly cause a stir. It’s going to be exciting and fascinating to see how things pan out.”

EACH plans to release a total of 186 garments and accessories, including 27 pairs of boxer shorts, during three separate auctions, starting later this month.

One of the jumpers donated by Ed Sheeran
One of the jumpers donated by Ed Sheeran

Another 239 will then be listed in a second sale early next year, with the remaining 20 being reserved for new EACH shop openings.

The first 62 items will drop on Thursday and will be subject to a 10-day auction, with the next two, both seven-day auctions, going live on November 26 and December 3.

The starting price per item will be £9.99 and listings will be scheduled to start around 8pm.

A cap donated by Ed Sheeran
A cap donated by Ed Sheeran

Garments will not be washed or ironed – they will be sold as received – and all sales will be accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity. Items will be sent via fully tracked and insured Royal Mail postage and can be sent overseas.

A onesie donated by Ed Sheeran Picture:
A onesie donated by Ed Sheeran Picture:

The complete breakdown of the items received is:

- 26 plain t-shirts,

- 16 t-shirts with a logo or design,

- six premium t-shirts,

- 18 premium polo shirts,

- three plain jumpers,

- eight jumpers with a logo or design,

- nine premium jumpers,

- 11 pairs of trousers,

- three jackets,

- five belts,

- six onesies,

- 69 bags and accessories,

- 73 pairs of socks,

- 149 pairs of boxer shorts (around half of which have been worn and washed and half are brand new),

- 21 pairs of shorts, a pair of shoes,

- 14 hats and,

- seven Ipswich Town items.



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