Ed Sheeran clothing on sale this week as EACH opens new Woodbridge shop

Ed Sheeran clothing on sale this week as EACH opens new Woodbridge shop

People in and around Woodbridge could tie in their trip to the polling stations with a chance to buy clothing worn by Ed Sheeran, with 10 items of the superstar’s wardrobe to be on sale at the town’s new East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) shop.

EACH has acquired a former carpet showroom in Hamblin Road. It has been turned into a boutique shop and will open its doors at 10am on election day (Thursday, 12 December). Among a range of high-quality products will be jeans, shoes, belts and even friendship bracelets donated by EACH Ambassador Ed.

Ed, 28, has been a major EACH supporter since linking up with the good cause in 2014. Among other things, he has done an exclusive performance at London’s Natural History Museum, visited EACH’s hospice in Ipswich, The Treehouse, and donated plenty clothing. EACH has previously sold items for thousands of pounds, both in its shops and in online auctions.

Phoebe Preston, EACH Shop Manager, said: “We’ve been working so hard to get the shop ready and it’s obviously very exciting to have this extra set of products in for the opening. We look forward to hopefully welcoming many faces through the doors on Thursday and really establishing ourselves as part of the community here going forward. With Christmas coming up, why not stop off on the way to or from your polling station and see what bargains you might be able to find?”

EACH’s retail portfolio is growing at a fast pace, with nine shops having opened last year. This latest one in Woodbridge, to trade seven days a week, will be its seventh of 2019. It joins 13 other EACH shops in Suffolk and is the charity’s 42nd overall.

EACH welcomes donations of the following clean and good-quality goods: clothing, bric-a-brac, modern paperbacks, toys, jewellery, DVDs/CDs, household linens, retro and vintage clothes, and small electrical items. These can be dropped off at the new shop now.

EACH also needs donations of good-quality furniture and can collect it free of charge if you are unable to transport it yourself. Call 01842 821620 for more information.

To put into context the difference just a small donation to a shop can make to the vital work EACH does, here are some examples of what your donation could pay for:

  • A top, skirt or pair of trousers worth £5 could pay for art supplies for a session of art therapy
  • A tea set worth £11 could fund an hour of specialist play tailored to a child’s individual needs
  • A nice wedding hat or jacket worth £19 could pay for an hour of vital physiotherapy
  • An item of good-quality furniture or prom dress worth £24 could fund an hour with a psychologist to help guide and support families going through, likely, the toughest period of their lives

In the past financial year EACH shops generated an impressive profit of over £1.1 million that all went towards helping families make the most of their precious time together.

Anyone interested in more information on volunteering at the new shop can email volunteerservices@each.org.uk or call Sarah on 07540 335680.

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