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Fans snap up Sir Elton's cast offs at charity shop sale

Elton John outfits on sale in Hove
The items on sale range in price from 20 to 1,000

Scores of fans have snapped up designer outfits Sir Elton John donated to a charity shop in Sussex.

Dozens of clothes and shoes, including items by Alexander McQueen, Versace and Chanel went on sale at Sussex Beacon shop in George Street, Hove, on Friday.

The legendary musician and his partner David Furnish donated their cast-offs to help to raise money for the HIV and Aids charity.

The items, ranging from £20 to £1,000, are being sold on Friday and Saturday.

Speaking before the sale, Kat Williams of The Sussex Beacon, said: "We are incredibly grateful to EJAF [Elton John Aids Foundation] for this spectacular donation.

"We are keen to maximise its potential, and have decided to launch our own exclusive sale to coincide with the opening of our new shop in Hove.

"This is a one-off opportunity to buy some items from an exclusive collection of flamboyant and beautiful designer clothes, whilst benefitting a local charity."

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