Ed Sheeran to take time off music to help out at charity shop
Normally, fans freak out when they get news that their favourite singers are going on breaks.
For Sheerios though, Ed Sheeran's break from music may not necessarily be a bad thing.
The British singer-songwriter is reportedly planning to put aside his guitar for "a long break" starting from September to volunteer at a charity shop in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk, UK.
According to the Mirror, the 24-year-old intends to help out at one of the shops run by Sue Ryder, a charity that seeks to help people with life-limitting and long-term conditions such as cancer and stroke.
Sue Ryder's manager, Ms Jacqui Bell, told the Mirror that the Grammy-nominated singer is more than welcome to lend a helping hand at the shop. She said: “There’s a good possibility he will volunteer here. We’d welcome him."
She added that volunteers at the shop would be delighted to have a familiar face working alongside them.
“My volunteers, who are aged between 61 and 91, know Ed because he was brought up in the town. They would be fine working with him."
Sheeran had previously helped raise £4,000 (S$8,800) for a St Elizabeth Hospice charity shop by donating eight bags of clothing in February 2014. The following month, he donated clothes that he had worn to the Grammy Awards to the store.
Sources: Mirror, Metro UK, The Independent