GeeWizz Charity proudly presents the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Fundraiser

We had over 220 lots in total, below is a sneak preview of some of the amazing money can't buy items that were available to purchase when the auction went live 22nd October - 8th November.

 

Suffolk charity GeeWizz announces that the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction raises an incredible and life-changing £406,000 in bids, plus an additional £100,000 donation. This brings the total  raised to over £500,000 for children and young people, across East Anglia, with disabilities and life-limiting illness.

 

Over 220 highly collectable items of memorabilia, artworks and experiences went under the virtual, online hammer, attracting bids from around the world.

 

The Auction featured personal items donated by Ed and his family, and was also supported by international musicians, artists and sports legends.   Bidders were also able to choose from a wide range of fine dining, hospitality, entertainment, sporting and live music experiences including the chance to attend the 2022 GRAMMY Awards.

 

Ed Sheeran’s abstract painting Dab 2, the only artwork he has ever made available for public sale, was the star lot reaching £40,000 whilst his handwritten lyrics for Perfect, dedicated to his wife Cherry, fetched £23,500.  Other top lots included a signed Damien Hirst print fetching £20,000, an original page of script from Love Actually at £17,000. Colin Davidson’s Ed Sheeran sketch which raised £12,400 and John Mayer’s PRS Silver Sky guitar went for £5,100. Even a small handful of Ed Sheeran’s childhood Lego added to the final total at an incredible £4,150.

To support our Legacy projects click here to donate.

 We have over 220 lots in total, below is a sneak preview of some of the amazing money can't buy items we have available to purchase when the auction goes live on 22nd October - 8th November.

The Auction was organised by Gina Long, founder of GeeWizz children’s charity, working closely with Ed’s parents John and Imogen Sheeran, who wanted to create a lasting legacy from the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Exhibition in Ipswich, which opened last year.

 

“Without the incredible generosity of Ed, John and Imogen Sheeran, our sponsors, auction lot donors from around the world, our Legacy Auction fundraiser would simply not have happened.” Gina Long said. “We are especially indebted to our headline sponsor Guy Nicholls tru7 Group,  who an addition to the £406,000 we have raised in the online auction,  has donated a further £100,000, bringing our total raised to over £500,000. Seeing the huge amount, we have raised, fills all of us on the auction team with joy, knowing our wonderful legacy projects can now become a reality. The response has been truly remarkable, especially during such challenging and uncertain times.   But it is in this very different world that the need to deliver our two life-changing legacy projects could not be greater. Our legacy auction is literally going to change many lives for the better, that has to be the greatest gift of all.”

 

All proceeds from the auction will help GeeWizz children’s charity and Zest (St Elizabeth Hospice) to fund two vital projects supporting children, teenagers and young people across East Anglia with special educational needs, high dependency disabilities, life-limiting illness and cancer.

 

“The total raised is way beyond our expectations and we are so pleased that it will create important lasting legacies to improve the quality of care and wellbeing for children and young adults across Suffolk and beyond,”  Ed’s father John Sheeran said.  “Imogen and I would like to thank everyone who generously donated lots, joined in the bidding, and organised and supported the auction. We cannot think of a better legacy for the exhibition to leave.”

View the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction brochure here.

We believe that our  Legacy Auction will be one of the most successful charity auctions to date.

To find out more about how this auction will help change the lives of so many children, teenagers and young adults, head over to The Legacy page for details.

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We are so grateful to our auction lot donors, sponsors and supporters.  With all of the funds raised going directly to help two amazing projects.

Thank you to the auctioneers Lacy Scott & Knight and thesaleroom.com who have generously waived their commission fees for all lots sold in support of our Legacy projects. 

Organiser of GeeWizz Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction:  Gina Long MBE working closely with John and Imogen Sheeran 

Co-Organiser: Patzi Shepperson OBE:

patzi@geewizzcharity.com

Auction Enquiries: Olivia Churchill:

olivia@geewizzcharity.com 

Co-beneficiary: Zest part of St Elizabeth Hospice 

Ru Watkins, Judi Newman, Hannah Bloom 

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 Paula Webb Stainton - Olivia Churchill - Crystal Barber - Susan Rush - Liz Baldwin - Claire Jennings  - Fiona Ginn -  Helen Pluck - Max Stocker - Ian Johnson -  Guy Nicholls - Doug Atfield - Brad Jones - Natalie Sadler - Barry Peters - Doug Wright - Emma Elwood - Mia Witham- Lara Cooper - Danielle Young - Graeme Swann - Steve Flory - Philip Dodd - Jane Carter - Mark Whiting - Karen Byrand - Liz Horsman - Mike Spencer - John Dugmore - Terry Butcher - George Burley - Richard Pearce -Jason Turner - Edward Crichton - Mark Holdaway - Louise Hood - Eleanor Pearson - Lucy Gillott - Ellie Piercy - Laura Bloomfield - Ian Turner - David Bushnell - Jade Isaac  - Richard Wilkinson - Harriet Porch -- Scott Braker - James Archer - Katherine Robinson - Sharon Teague - Helen Robson - Andrew Speed - Edward Crichton

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