Update – online Ed Sheeran clothing auction has now ended.
St Elizabeth Hospice has put its sought-after Ed Sheeran collection of donated clothes – including some worn with American singer Taylor Swift – on sale this week.
The 100-piece collection – including hoodies, T-shirts, shoes, hats and jeans – will be available in the Hospice’s Framlingham shop and is being auctioned online.
On Saturday 5th April, the St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Framlingham held a special sale of clothes and shoes donated by Ed Sheeran.
The sale started at 10am, with eager fans waiting from 8am for the chance to own a unique piece of Ed Sheeran memorabilia.
Over £1,000 was raised in the first hour of the goods going on sale, with the first purchase of the day being made by Georgia Sprong, 15, of Woodbridge, who bought one of Ed’s sweatshirts for £85.
She said: “I am an Ed fan, and it is so cool to have something he has worn. I think it’s great that he donated to such a good local cause.
Shop manager Rachail Pollard said: “The response to the sale has been great. We’ve been taking lots of calls from America, where Ed is huge. It has been an exciting week for all of us, and I would like to thank all the volunteers, customers and shop staff, and of course Ed and his family, for all their support”.
Items not sold in the sale on Saturday will be available in the shop for the next week.
Last week worldwide Twitter interest was sparked when Ed’s mum Imogen, who lives in Framlingham, dropped off eight bags of the singer’s clothes to the Hospice’s shop.
Fans in the UK and abroad have been eager for more details.
Hospice retail staff have been sorting and pricing the clothes and have since found some items worn in videos, with Taylor Swift and on TV appearances.
The Sheeran family have long supported St Elizabeth Hospice and hoped the donation would raise a significant amount of money for local Hospice care for local people.
Rachail Pollard, shop manager, said: “We are extremely grateful to Ed Sheeran and his family for this donation to their local shop. There has been a lot of interest in Suffolk and worldwide so we have tried to ensure all those interested are catered for.
“We are hopeful Ed’s collection will raise a significant amount of money to help the Hospice 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 donations, fundraising, gifts in Wills and support for its shops to fund the majority of these costs.
How do I get to the St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Framlingham?
Please visit our shops page for details on the location of our Framlingham shop.
Is there parking near the shop?
Details of nearby car parks can be found on Suffolk Coastal council’s website.
Is there a restriction on how many items I can buy?
Yes, three, to give everyone a fair chance.
Can I pay by cheque or card?
Will you be able to post Ebay items worldwide?
Yes, we will post anywhere in the world and all items will be sent registered, so you will have to sign for them
What if I can’t make it to the shop sale?
You will have the opportunity to bid on Ebay for some items
Are any of the items signed?
No, there are no autographs
How do I know the items are authentic?
His mum donated them to the Hospice shop in person and explained what they were and gave us stickers with his logo on to put on each item.
How will my money help St Elizabeth Hospice?
It costs £9.1 million a year to run St Elizabeth Hospice, with the majority of that figure being met by the support of the local community.
Are there any other ways I can help St Elizabeth Hospice?
Thank you to everyone who has taken such an interest in this hugely generous donation. If you’d like to be like Ed and support St Elizabeth Hospice, click here for some ways to get involved.