Ed Sheeran Liberia

Ed Sheeran was in Liberia filming a piece for Comic Relief. He was so moved by the end of the shoot that he decided to help a boy using his own money.


Ed Sheeran was one of the celebrities that were featured during this years BBC Red Nose Day special. He was sent to Liberia to film a piece about the struggle of the children there and to urge people to donate so that their lives can be changed.

Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day, every two years, when people across the land can get together and do something funny for money at home, school and work. There’s a fantastic night of TV on the BBC, with comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously. Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and Africa.

While Ed was filming he met a boy named JD who dreams of becoming President. At the end of the Liberia special Ed Sheeran said that it just didn’t feel right packing up the camera’s and leaving JD and his friends to fend for themselves.

“Once we’re done here we’re going to pack up the camera and these guys are gonna to be sleeping in a canoe with a lot of dangerous people about.”

He decided to take them all to a home where an adult could care for them and then he would make plans to get them all back into school.

“My natural instinct is to just put them in a car and just take them and just put them in a hotel until we can get them sorted.”

“Can I pay to put them in a house until we get them in a school?”

“It doesn’t matter how much it costs can we just get him and his five mates in a house with an older person to look after them?”

“I don’t think we can go until that’s sorted.”

Since Ed Sheeran got them into a home Comic Relief have confirmed that the boys are being looked after and are doing really well.

The Red Nose Day for 2017 has raised £73,026,234 that will go towards projects world wide.


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Sources: YouTube / Comic Relief

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