One of the biggest Grammy-winning star, Ed Sheeran, never fails to tug on the heartstrings with his soul-touching music. The magic he creates is unbeatable, so much so that it speaks volumes about his warm personality.
Science confirms that the way music can lift your spirit, nothing else can match it. And so, in a sweet gesture, the pop star donated £10,000′ to the hospital which cared for his beloved late grandmother.
According to reports by The Sun, the 29- year-old singer gave Aldeburgh Hospital League of Friends money to buy outdoor musical instruments to use in a sensory garden.
The whole purpose of the sensory garden is to give musical experience to dementia patients and those with special needs and audiovisual disabilities.
The funding came from Ed Sheeran’s charity- The Framlingham Foundation Trust, which he set up with £500,000 from his own bank balance to help schools and good causes in his home county of Suffolk.
Confirming the news, an annual report filed by the charity revealed: “A donation to Aldeburgh Hospital League of Friends ‘Sensory Garden Project’ was given to assist with the purchase of outdoor musical instruments for the rehabilitation and recuperation of patients.
Such patients include day centre clients, dementia patients, and those with special needs and sensory disabilities in the community.”
The garden is all set and running.
It was earlier this year that Ed Sheeran revealed the difficult time (his grandmother’s demise) that the family went through. In a moving tribute, he penned in the Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You: “I was lucky enough not to be on tour during my grandmother’s final months, and because I lived locally I was able to visit her every few days.
“The care she received was incredible; the people who worked there so lovely, compassionate, funny, and caring. When she passed away I wrote a song called Supermarket Flowers about the situation. The verse lyrics are about packing up her room at that hospital.
“Me and my family became very close to the nurses who worked there and my mum is still in touch with them now. I see them from time to time when I’m in the area and it’s like meeting old friends,” Ed added.
Ed Sheeran was on a break from music at the time of his grandmother’s illness.
He visited his ailing grandmother nearly every day in the months leading up to her death.
Ed also revealed that he visited his grandmother so often in her final months that the staff at Aldeburgh Hospital who cared for her are still his friends.
This is not the first time that Ed Sheeran has shown such a kind gesture. He previously donated £200k to the school he met his wife Cherry Seaborn. Ed’s donation helped the school to buy equipment for art, music, science departments, and new computers.