March 26, 2014 19:31
Ed Sheeran donates bags of his own clothing to hometown charity shops
The items have been given to stores in Framlingham, Suffolk
Sheeran's mother dropped off eight bags of clothing at the St Elizabeth Hospice and Sue Ryder shops earlier today (March 26), reports BBC News, after her son announced the donation on Twitter. Writing about what was in the bags, Sheeran said it was: "Stuff ranging from the Ralph hoodies, Fenchurch t shirts and nike trainers. Everything's been worn on shoots, videos and gigs. Have a look". The singer songwriter is an ambassador for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) and their hospices have also been given bags of his clothing.
Sue Goodchild, the St Elizabeth's head of retail has said: "We are extremely grateful to Ed Sheeran and his family for this donation. The Sheeran family have long been supporters of St Elizabeth Hospice and understand how we rely on local support of our 26 shops to help fund local hospice care." The shop will stage a 'one-off' sale over the next few days. The Sue Ryder shop in Framlingham will hold an auction at the store for the items on April 18.
Meanwhile, Sheeran appears on a new deluxe edition of Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', alongside a host of artists including Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy and Miguel. The remastered version of the 1973 album was released earlier this week. The boxset also includes 'Live At Hammersmith 1973' on CD and a DVD of Bryan Forbes' 1973 film Elton John And Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye To Norma Jean And Other Things.
Sheeran appears on a CD of nine cover versions of tracks from the album singing 'Candle In The Wind', alongside Emeli Sandé, Fall Out Boy, Hunter Hayes, Imelda May, John Grant, Miguel featuring Wale, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band.
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