Ed Sheeran’s autographed drum kit raises thousands for EACH Nook Appeal

Ed Sheeran drum kit is a smash hit for hospice appeal. Picture EACH

Ed Sheeran drum kit is a smash hit for hospice appeal. Picture EACH - Credit: EACH

The teenage drum kit of international superstar Ed Sheeran has proven to be a smash hit for a children's hospice charity after it was showcased as part of a global online auction.

Ed Sheeran drum kit is a smash hit for hospice appeal. Picture EACH

Ed Sheeran drum kit is a smash hit for hospice appeal. Picture EACH - Credit: EACH

The piece of musical memorabilia was offered as part of the Ultimate Charity Auction in partnership with East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) with all proceeds from the lot going towards the charity's nook appeal.

Bidding on the auction - which featured more than 130 lots donated by the world of sport, celebrity and lifestyle – closed on Sunday, with the drum kit of the Suffolk signer selling for £2,650.

The funds raised from the sale of the drum kit will go towards the EACH nook appeal – the charity's vision to transform children's palliative care across Norfolk, including building a new hospice called the nook.

Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive, said: 'We are thrilled that this generous gift from our Ambassador Ed Sheeran has raised such a fantastic amount through this high profile auction.'

The Ultimate Charity Auction, which attracted a glittering array of money-can't-buy experiences and star prizes raised more than £106,000 in just two weeks for national and local charities. The fundraising platform has now raised a total of £981,825 from the five auctions that have been held.

The sale of the drum kit comes ahead of an exclusive live performance Ed is due to give at the EACH Gala Dinner being held in the famous Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday 30th November.

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