Collectors and keen fans from around the globe will be bidding against each other in their attempts to own a slice of memorabilia from internationally-renowned singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, while raising money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The singer who hails from an area of Suffolk near our East Anglia holiday parks has donated the drum kit he used as a teenager to the children’s hospice, of which he has been an ambassador since 2014.

Ed has autographed the kit and he before the auction gets underway he is going to pen an additional personal message to the fortunate bidder, come the end of the auction.

The auction is set to raise more than initially anticipated after it was announced that the team behind the Ultimate Charity Auction said they would include it as a lot in their fundraising auction, meaning the lot is going to be on an international scale.

The drum kit, has a custom spray job courtesy of a teenage Ed himself, and he took the time to pen a little inscription while on his last visit to the charity’s Treehouse hospice in Ipswich, with the following: This is my old drum kit, love Ed Sheeran.

Ed received the orange kit, complete with green snare and paw print pattern from his mum, before he made the big time, when the singer was developing his talents.

The sale of the donated drum kit will raise valuable funds for the EACH nook appeal, with the nook appeal aiming to be the charity’s £10 million milestone campaign which will be used to transform children’s palliative care throughout the Norfolk region, and will feature a new hospice building too.

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Image: Markus Hillgärtner under Creative Commons.