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Sheeran donates guitar for Xmas raffle

Ed Sheeran playing a guitar
Ed Sheeran playing a guitar Image credit: nme.com

Ed Sheeran has raised money for a local school so they can improve their facilities for disabled children.

The singer donated a guitar played on his recent album ‘=’ to support the Sir Robert Hitcham’s CEVA School in Framingham, Suffolk as a raffle prize.

Money from the Christmas raffle will go towards a music pod and installing new accessible facilities for the pupils.

Explaining the significance behind his cherished instrument Sheeran told BBC News: “There is not another guitar like this.

“This is the guitar that gets sent to me to check that all the other guitars are all right – it says prototype in it.

“To win this, it’s a £5 raffle which goes to charity. It’s going to build a music centre at a primary school near me, which I’m really excited about.”

He’s not only donated the guitar, Ed has also signed three Ipswich Town Football club 2021-22 home shirts which will be runner-up prizes in the raffle.

His latest festive collaborative single with Sir Elton John, ‘Merry Christmas’, is raising money for the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John recently announced a new Christmas single, ‘Sausage Rolls For Everyone’ with Ladbaby to support the Trussell Trust.