Pop Star Plans to Take Indefinite Musical Hiatus for Philanthropic Causes
Ed Sheeran has certainly been a force to be reckoned with in the musical industry lately. With a world tour, Grammy nominations, and Platinum-selling albums to his credit, it appears the artist known for hits such as “Thinking Out Loud” and “Don’t” has no signs of wearing out his novelty anytime soon. Although fans hungry for more of his musical genius are growing by the day, it appears he may hang up his microphone indefinitely to pursue charitable endeavors.
This is by no means foreign territory for Sheeran. The 24-year-old Suffolk native has already done benefit shows for street sex workers, donated his personal clothing to charities, and is an ambassador for Anglia’s Children’s Hospice, and performed with Band Aid 30 to raise money for Ebola. However, it seems that for whatever money and fame are at his fingertips, he’s now shifted his interest to another philanthropic endeavor – volunteering at the Sue Ryder shop in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk. For those unfamiliar with that name, Sue Ryder is a charity to support people with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses as well as their families, careers, and friends by offering at-home care or assistance in residential centers.
And if that weren’t enough, the singer and songwriter is rumored to be turning an old police station into a youth club. Although not confirmed, it’s said that Ed may also volunteer at the shop as well as the youth club when it’s up and running. Perhaps his decision will garner more young people to do the same.
Manager of the Framlingham Sue Ryder, Jacqui Bell told the Sunday Mirror, “There is a good possibility he will volunteer here. My volunteers, who are aged 61 to 91, know Ed because he was brought up in the town. They’d be fine working with him.”