Ed Sheeran has donated a hefty £170,000 to his former school in Suffolk as, clearly, his generosity knows no bounds.
The Shape Of You singer attended Thomas Mills School in his hometown before soaring to fame and amassing an eye-watering wealth of £200 million.
But Ed, 29, hasn’t forgotten his roots and is giving back to the school that raised him to help other students excel in arts and IT.
It’s said the generous donations have been made over a two-year period via the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation, which has helped to buy items like MacBooks, cameras and even a photography darkroom.
Revealing the extent of Ed’s contributions, a report from the charity’s trustees explained: ‘Following grants to Thomas Mills School, this has enabled them to successfully upgrade their Art, IT and Music rooms for students to improve their educational performance.
‘Soundproofing, a new photography studio and several high-end composition and recording software programs have been purchased and installed.’
Richard Hanley, the school Director of Music, said: ‘Pupils and staff at this school are fortunate to have a benefactor who knows and appreciates the value of the arts in education, how important they are and how they can indeed change lives.’
The school holds even more of a special place in Ed’s heart as it’s where he met his wife Cherry Seaborn.
Although they were childhood sweethearts, the couple parted ways before Ed launched his global music career but eventually found their way back to each other and married in 2018.
Ed’s charitable efforts don’t stop there either as he’s also said to have donated £10,000 to a local primary school, as well as a further £10,000 to Aldeburgh Hospital League of Friends.
Last week, the Castle On The Hill hitmaker topped the Sunday Times Rich List for young musicians for the second year running.
The singer saw his wealth increase by £40 million over the last year, to reach £200 million overall, meaning he remains the richest musician in the UK aged 30 or under.
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