Ed Sheeran has donated £10,000 to the hospital that took care of his grandmother in the final weeks of her life.
The ‘Castle on the Hill’ hitmaker made the generous donation to Aldeburgh Hospital through his 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.
The donation will go toward creating a “sensory garden” at the hospital, complete with outdoor musical instruments, to be used by dementia patients and those with special needs and audiovisual disabilities.
An annual report filed by The Framlingham Foundation Trust read: “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 center clients, dementia patients and those with special needs and sensory disabilities in the community.”
And according to The Sun, who obtained the annual report, the garden is already up and running.
Meanwhile, Ed revealed earlier this year he had visited his ailing grandmother nearly every day in the months leading up to her death.
Opening up about the experience in a message dedicated to the NHS, he wrote: “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.”