Ed Sheeran is donating some of his cherished possessions for a good cause.
The 29-year-old singer will reportedly donate some of his personal items with help from his parents to support youngsters in his home county of Suffolk, including redeveloping a playground in Ipswich.
Set up by the artist’s parents John and Imogen Sheeran for the GeeWizz and Zest charities, the charity event features a range of items including priceless items from his career as well as objects from other celebrities.
Ed Sheeran’s items include handwritten lyrics to his song ‘Perfect,’ Lego bricks he played with as a kid, a handmade You Need Me EP from 2009 – and a signed poster and a ticket to his first gig at the Royal British Legion in home town Framlingham, Suffolk.
David Beckham, Kylie Minogue, and Usain Bolt are among other celebs who have also donated items to the online auction, which begins on 8th November.
Ed Sheeran’s parents wanted to create a lasting legacy from the event by supporting children and young adults with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses in their home town of Suffolk.
The exhibition of the items is currently taking place at Christchurch Mansion in the region, and proceeds raised will help charity GeeWizz and Zest, reports Dailymail.
Speaking about the event, Ed Sheeran’s father 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 organized, supported and donated to the auction. We cannot think of a better legacy for the exhibition to leave,” he added.