Ed Sheeran’s having a clear out—and one lucky fan could be the new owner of his prized childhood Lego collection.
The charitable 29-year-old singer is finally letting go of the blocks, and a few other personal items, for a worthy cause: a ‘Legacy Auction’ to support two charities in his home county of Suffolk.
His first ever gig was at the Royal British Legion in Framlingham, and entry cost £3.
New dad Ed’s other contributions include handwritten lyrics to his hit single Perfect, a ticket to his first gig and a handmade You Need Me EP from 2009.
Let the bidding wars begin.
The idea of a Legacy Auction to support children and young adults across Ed’s home county was created after his parents met Gina Long MBE, founder of the children’s charity GeeWizz.
Funds will also benefit the Zest charity, part of St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, which helps teenagers and young adults with progressive and incurable illnesses to live their lives to the full, supported by specialist nurses and an outreach programme.
Ed’s dad John said: ‘We are so pleased that the auction will create important, lasting legacies.
‘Proceeds will help to improve the quality of care and wellbeing for children and young adults across the county of Suffolk and beyond.
‘Imogen and I send our thanks to everyone who has organised, supported and donated to the auction.
‘We cannot think of a better legacy for the exhibition to leave.’
The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ crooner isn’t the only famous face to donate items to the fundraiser.
A whopping 220 auction lots include are guitars from John Mayer, Snow Patrol and Cockney Rebel frontman Steve Harley. There is also a Rolling Stones gold disc and signed Pink Floyd memorabilia from Nick Mason.
Popstar Anne-Marie has donated handwritten, illustrated lyrics to her hit song 2002, while Brian Eno donated a one-off, signed photographic print, captured at Benacre Beach in Suffolk while out walking during lockdown.
The auction is open to online bidders from Thursday October 22 until November 8.
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