Singer Ed Sheeran shows the shape of his heart with donations and free meals

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Ed Sheeran has a passion for helping others through the medium of music (Photo credit: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran has a passion for helping others through the medium of music (Photo credit: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Once again, he’s proven he’s a pop star with a big heart. Singer Ed Sheeran is coughing up cash for a primary school teacher to take a special music course that’ll help children with learning difficulties.

The money – which will come from his charity, the Framlingham Foundation Trust – will allow the teacher to help kids create songs.

“This [course] method is well known as an alternative to traditional music tuition, which focuses predominantly on aural skills and intuitive skill,” the singer says in a statement from his foundation. “[It] allows those students with learning difficulties to access a world of musical creation they may otherwise find difficult to connect with.”

It’s the latest act of kindness for the ginger-haired musician. Ed, who has in the past spoken about being bullied as a young boy, has funded several charitable projects over the years – focusing particularly on children and programmes in the arts.

Last week he extended a hand of kindness when he offered free meals to needy school kids during their mid-term break at his London eatery, Bertie Blossoms.

Ed was responding to a call by Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.

After politicians rejected the footballer’s push to extend free school meals during the week-long school break, Rashford launched an online petition to end child food poverty. His plea has gained much support from business owners across Britain, including the Shape of You singer.

“In these difficult times, Berties want to offer anyone who’s normally entitled to a free school meal or who’s struggling in these strange times, a hot breakfast. Either eat-in or take-out,” Ed wrote on social media.

“We are with you, we are behind you and we love you! Spread the word.”


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