Ed Sheeran shares something very special in common with the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton: a kind heart. The GRAMMY-nominated singer and the generous royal both lend their support to children’s charity EACH – the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.
While Kate has been a royal patron of the charity since 2012, Ed acts as an ambassador.
One of his recent acts of kindness involved donating a £500 cheque to the charity, a photo posted on EACH’s official Facebook page showed.
The funds didn’t come directly from Ed. He had visited a care home in Framlingham, Suffolk – where he grew up – to open their new “Sheeran Suite”. As a thank you from the Mills Meadow care home, Ed was given the £500 to donate to a charity of his choice, and he picked EACH.
This isn’t the first time that 24-year-old Ed has showed his support for the children’s organisation. Last year the musician donated 21 personal belongings to the charity to be auctioned on their eBay shop.
Ed’s shirts, hoodies, T-shirts, adidas high-tops and Beats headphones were all put on sale and raised over £7,500. Ed’s camouflage hoodie which sold for £900, while other hoodies followed closely behind at £740 and £710.
When he first became an ambassador for the charity in 2014, Ed visited one of the hospices where he met children and took part in a music therapy session with the youngsters. During the session the Don’t singer played guitar while the kids played on the keyboard and tambourines.
“It was great to come to The Treehouse to see the fantastic work the charity does,” said Ed. “The facilities are amazing and I can see just how important the care and support is to the children and their families.
“I really enjoyed learning about what’s on offer, especially music therapy, and I had great fun playing the guitar as part of the session. It was a really moving experience and I look forward to working with the charity in the future.”