A sale of clothes worn by Suffolk singing sensation Ed Sheeran has raised £7,289.87 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
The charity, for which Ed is an Ambassador, launched an auction of 70 tops, trousers and trainers on eBay last month.
Bids came in from as far afield as America and Australia, and one super fan from Germany shelled out £897.55 for five items.
The top performing lot was a pair of orange Adidas trainers, packaged with a postcard signed by Ed, that went for £555.55.
Other big sellers included a tour T-shirt with signed postcard that went for £311.99, a T-Bar T-shirt for £271 and a pair of Element jeans for £255.
Jason High, EACH eBay Manager, said: “Once again, the generosity of Ed and his fans has helped us raise thousands of pounds to continue caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and supporting their families.
“Our thanks to everyone who took part in the auction and also to Brandbank, which kindly took photos of each individual item for us to use on eBay.
“Although Ed’s clothing has now all gone, we’ve got plenty of other items listed on our eBay store from books and collectibles to electricals and home decorations – log on and take a look!”
Ed, 26, has been an EACH Ambassador since 2014, helping raise a huge amount of money and awareness for the good cause.
He has also paid a visit to EACH’s Treehouse hospice in Ipswich, which is close to his family home in Framlingham.
This most recent auction came just four months after another that featured the Burberry suit jacket Ed wore to the 2013 Grammy Awards. It and more than 100 other items of clothing raised £8,060.
Following that, in November, Ed made his hotly-anticipated return to music by performing exclusively for EACH at a gala dinner in London’s Natural History Museum.
He has since gone on to release his third studio album, ÷, which has broken all manner of records.
EACH has also sold clothes donated by Ed at the opening of two new shops in the region.
To view what is available at EACH’s eBay store go to http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/eastangliachildrenshospices.