Ed Sheeran has been praised after donating £230,000 to his old school to help children with mental health issues.


Ed Sheeran is being applauded after donating £230,000 to his old school to fund mental health services for children.

Ed Sheeran has been applauded for donating money to his old school to support children’s mental health.

In the last four years, he has invested £230,000 of his own money into his former university.

Ed’s money has been used to purchase musical instruments, computers, photography equipment, and art supplies at the Thomas Mills School in Framlingham, Suffolk, where he met his wife Cherry Seaborn.

He established the Framlingham Foundation Trust to do good in the community where he grew up, and the school received a £30,000 donation from the trust last year.

”At a time when Music and the Arts are recognized as being so vital in pupils’ well-being after such an extended period of disruption, this school is very well placed, through the Framlingham Foundation donation, to support pupils’ musical development and mental health,” said Richard Hanley, the school’s Director of Music.

“I appreciate it.”

“Following further grants in 2020 to Thomas Mills School, the upgraded Art, IT, and Music rooms continue to provide students and teachers with top-class learning resources and are also able to provide enrichment days and conference days for both primary and secondary students coming in from outside the school,” according to the trust’s accounts filed last week.

“Funds are now primarily invested in infrastructure, allowing for the continued high-quality provision that these funds enable.”

“This is especially important at this time, when traditional teaching methods must adapt to the changing social landscape.”

The charity, which is run by Ed’s manager Stuart Camp, has a cash reserve of £460,122, and £8,507 was spent on musical instruments for children in Suffolk.

Ed was out in Soho, central London, on Thursday evening, and for good reason.

Equals, his new album, has had the best first week in four years.

It has 139,000 chart sales, outselling the rest of the Top 30 combined, and is the fastest-selling album in the country since his third album, Divide, was released in March 2017.

“Thank you so much for making Equals the No.1 album in the UK I don’t know what else to say – you guys are great,” Ed told fans via officialcharts.com after completing his Covid isolation.

“I appreciate you taking the time to listen.

“I’m looking forward to seeing you on the road next year.”


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