The “Perfect” singer is selling his personal belongings for a charity auction at GeeWizz Foundation. Ed Sheeran auction sellings will go towards supporting young people in his home country Suffolk. GeeWizz will use the auction biddings to redevelop a playground for children with special educational needs and disabilities at the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy in Ipswich according to BBC.
The fans will be able to bid for Sheeran’s personal items which include handwritten lyrics to his hit song “Perfect”, a signed poster, a You Need Me EP 2009, handmade by Ed, the singer’s childhood 30-piece Lego set, and a £3 ticket to his first-ever gig in Framlingham.
Ed Sheeran auction will also include a very special painting made by Sheeran himself Dab 2 2020. This would be the first time he would put any of his personal paintings for sale. It is a vibrant colorful abstract of the dimension 128x128cm over a square canvas.
The painting’s photo has been shared by the singer on his Instagram post also with the caption “Spent an entire month since tour ended painting, which I’ve never done before. Had so much fun doing it. If I’m honest I felt a bit useless once tour had ended, coz singing, writing and gigging is all I’ve ever known, so it’s nice to find a new way to be creative. I’d recommend anyone getting a few paints and having a splash around, it’s so fun. Righto – back to hibernation x 📸 @marksurridge“
The auction is organized with the help of his parents John and Imogen Sheeran who wanted to create an everlasting legacy from the exhibition. The end date of the auction is “8 November” coincides with Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition which describes the story of his rise to global stardom. Alongside his parents, the Legacy Auction has been organized by Gina Long, founder of children’s charity GeeWizz and the auction’s co-beneficiary Zest, part of the St Elizabeth Hospice.
GeeWizz Charitable Foundation provides special equipment to young adults and children who live in Suffolk and Norfolk and suffer from life-threatening conditions, disabilities, or cancer. Ed Sheeran auction biddings will also be used to benefit the town’s St Elizabeth Hospice, which helps people living with progressive and life-limiting illnesses.
The other celebrities that have donated over 220 highly collatable items for the auction are Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Kylie Minogue, Brian Eno, Richard Curtis, Peter Jackson, Shane Warne, David Beckham, Usain Bolt, John Mayer, Snow Patrol, Frankie Dettori, and David Walliams.