26 September, 2016 - NME.com
Ed Sheeran has donated 12 bags of his clothes to a charity shop in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk.
The singer’s haul at the St Elizabeth Hospice shop includes suits Sheeran has worn to the Brits and Grammys, as well as the checked shirt he wore for his cameo appearance in the new film Bridget Jones’ Baby.
Most of the clothes have been on sale at the shop itself since Saturday (September 24), but some items – including the Brits and Grammys suits – are on sale via an eBay auction. Bidding for Sheeran’s Gant Bridget Jones shirt stands at £530 as of this morning (September 26), with the auction ending on October 4.
St Elizabeth Hospice shop manager Rachel Pollard said: “We’re delighted Ed has donated so many clothes to us. Over the last few years, we’ve had multiple donations from him, and they’ve proved very popular. People come from all over to queue to buy them, as well as people across the globe bidding online. We’re really grateful for Ed choosing to support us.”
Over the years, Sheeran’s donations have brought an estimated £4,000 to the hospice, which provides care and support to local people with life-limiting illnesses.