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Elton John donates clothes to help charity shop opening

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Some of Sir Elton John's designer cast-offs will take pride of place at the opening of a charity shop in Sussex.

The legendary musician and his partner David Furnish have donated clothes and shoes to help the Sussex Beacon shop in George Street, Hove.

The clobber donated by the couple, including items by Alexander McQueen, Versace and Chanel, will help to raise money for the HIV and Aids charity.

Spokeswoman Juley Ayres said it was a "fantastic" way to launch the store.

Leather coat

She added: "We've got a reputation of having good men's clothes, so this is a great addition."

Many of the clothes have price tags of hundreds of pounds.

A full-length Alexander McQueen leather coat will also be sold on behalf of the charity, but will be auctioned on eBay.

A special fundraising event - "Out The Closet Comes to Brighton, well…Hove Actually!" - being held to celebrate the opening of the store takes place on Friday and Saturday.



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