Ed Sheeran donates guitar as part of auction for children’s hospice appeal

Ed Sheeran donates guitar as part of auction for children’s hospice appeal

Fancy getting your hands on a pair of Ed Sheeran’s shoes or one of his guitars? Perhaps a trip to Rio de Janeiro or Florida is more your thing? These are just a few of the fabulous lots up for grabs at the Norfolk Show Ball this month, all in aid of East Anglia’s Children Hospice’s Nook appeal.

The auction starts online and is live now at www.eachriocarnival.com. Bidding will close a few hours before the ball begins on Friday, 21 June. Those attending will then have an exclusive period to place final bids.

The Rio Carnival-themed event will take place at Norfolk Showground. It promises a riot of vibrant colour, with a taste of Brazil, and will raise valuable money for the nook appeal.

EACH Ambassador Ed Sheeran has kindly donated the following to go under the hammer:

  • A Martin LX1 Ed Sheeran Signature guitar (Divide model)
  • Four tickets to see him perform at his open air gig in Ipswich
  • A pair of shoes worn by the man himself

Additional auction prizes include:

  • A two-week stay in a four-bed Florida villa for up to 10 guests, supplied by Plastic Building Supplies
  • A luxury holiday to Rio de Janeiro, with Humboldt Travel
  • A flight in a Second World War fighter plane

Carol Plunkett, EACH Norfolk Fundraising Manager, said: “We’ve got some amazing lots in our ball auction, so whether you’re attending or just want one of the prizes please visit the website and get bidding! You won’t be disappointed and you’ll be helping transform the care we can provide to children and families in Norfolk.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated prizes, to our Ambassador Ed Sheeran and all the wonderful local businesses who support us year-on-year.”

The nook appeal is being run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) to raise money for the building of a new Norfolk children’s hospice.

For more information on the auction and to bid please visit www.eachriocarnival.com

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Photo Credit: EACH