Ed Sheeran has donated 300 items to a charity shop in his home town of Framlingham including guitars and a signed surf board

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ED Sheeran has donated 300 items to a charity shop in his home town of Framlingham.

The 28-year-old singer gave away various items such as guitars and a signed surfboard to the St Elizabeth Hospice charity shop.

Ed Sheeran has given away over 300 items to his local charity shop in Framlingham
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Other items donated by the Thinking Out Loud star included: a stuffed cat toy, a baseball cap, a basketball, a personalised ice hockey shirt, signed tour hoodies, a denim jacket, an acoustic guitar songbook, a signed David Beckham football shirt, patterned converse and even personalised tomato ketchup.

The shop have placed the singer’s memorabilia in the window, as well as on various displays and outside.

And fans have been making the most of the life-sized cardboard cut-out of Ed as they posed for snaps next to it with their new finds.

Ed is currently preparing for the homecoming leg of his Divide tour, which kicks off in Leeds on Friday.

Items include a guitar
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A signed surfboard
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A personalised hockey shirt
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A basketball
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A stuffed cat toy and baseball hat
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Meanwhile, last week the singer was spotted filming his new music video in a pub in Birmingham.

Ed attracted a ton of attention when he turned up at the Eagle N Tun to film the vid with rising grime artists Jaykae and Aitch.

The Shape Of You hitmaker was pictured laughing as he stood next to the pool table.

Fans couldn’t believe their luck and took selfies with the award winning artist.

The pub’s owner Jack Singh, who runs the pub with his dad Kal, hailed the musician as being “down to earth”.

Speaking to Birmingham Live, he said: “He was really down to earth – they all were.  All the crew and entourage were great.”

But the visit was planned out as Ed’s production company called in advance to pre-arrange the set up.

Jack continued: “The production company called on Tuesday night and just said they needed an old-style pub for a music video and it was for a well known singer.”

An old acoustic guitar songbook for aspiring musicians
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Patterened converse once worn by Ed
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And even personalised ‘Edchup’
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The shop are making the most of the memorabilia by placing it in their window display
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And all around the store for their customer’s to browse
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He added: “That’s all we were told at first although they did say one of the lyrics might be to do with the pub.”

But news of Ed’s visit quickly spread and the venue had to close the doors to its regulars to give Ed free access.

Jack explained: “It was massive! We had put a notice on the pub asking our regulars to clear the pub by 7pm so the production people had the pub free.

“I saw Ed and went over to introduce myself and shook his hand. He had a pint and insisted on paying for it. He was very humble and was happy to pose for pictures from fans in the entourage.”

Fans have been making the most of the giant cardboard cut-out of the star
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As they pose alongside the singer inside the store
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And next to their favourite items
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The St Elizabeth Hospice charity shop is located in Ed’s hometown
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However, despite keeping his fans happy with his charitable donations and impromptu appearances, Ed has faced a barrage of objections over grandiose schemes for “Sheeranville”, his sprawling £3.7million complex of five homes — including swimming pool, two-storey treehouse and pub — in the Suffolk town he grew up in.

The final home was added three months ago when he paid £875,000 to buy out next-door neighbour Sharon Jest, who had often objected to his ongoing construction work.

Last year, she had insisted “enough was enough” when he applied to build a 32ft chapel in the 16-acre grounds.

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