"I'll never forget the kids I met on this trip. It was an incredibly eye-opening experience”
– Ed Sheeran
Earlier this year superstar Ed Sheeran and best-selling comedian Russell Howard both headed to Liberia to visit Street Child’s work with Ebola orphans and street children. Both stars visited our projects as part of this year’s Comic Relief. Tune in to Red Nose Day tonight from 7pm on BBC1 to see what they got up to and how, with your support, we’re changing lives.
After a moving visit to Liberia with Street Child, Russell Howard said:
“I went to a village that was decimated by Ebola, and I met a lady who had lost 13 family members in 6 months. People who had lost brothers and sisters and dads. [Street Child] helps deal with the aftermath of Ebola. It was oddly uplifting, in a time of such hatred and division in the world it was so wonderful to see all the money that we raised helping people who really needed help.”
On his visit to Liberia, Ed Sheeran met children like talented 12 year-old Peaches, who has an amazing voice and sang for him (check out the video below). She lost her dad to Ebola and then her house collapsed into the sea due to erosion. Ed said ‘I’ll never forget the kids I met on this trip. It was an incredibly eye-opening experience.'
It’s not every day that superstars brave West Africa to see the harsh realities of life for the children we work with and we’re so grateful that they’re standing up for every child’s right to an education.
We’re so thankful to Comic Relief, Ed and Russell for their support. Don’t miss Comic Relief tonight from 7pm on BBC1!