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Singer Ed Sheeran opens suite in care home in his home town

Published 20/10/2015

Ed Sheeran grew up in Framlingham
Ed Sheeran grew up in Framlingham

Ed Sheeran visited residents at a care home in his home town as he cut the ribbon for their new, aptly named suite, the Sheeran Suite.

Global superstar Sheeran visited the Mills Meadow care home in Framlingham, Suffolk, with his mother and father.

Mills Meadow's home manager, Sue Hill, said: " We are over the moon that Ed could visit us and officially open our new Sheeran Suite. Ed is delightful, we are really grateful that he could spare the time in his busy schedule to pop in and meet us and see our wonderful new facilities here."

Sheeran took the time to go on a tour around the home, which features four suites, each highlighting a local point of interest, with names chosen by residents and colleagues of the home.

Resident Mary Swan, who helped Sheeran cut the ribbon, said: "It was a very exciting day and I enjoyed meeting Ed. I even got his autograph!"

Among the residents Sheeran met is former Bletchley Park codebreaker, Liz Austin.

Care UK said a special thanks to Sheeran, and gave him a £500 cheque for his charity of choice, which is EACH (East Anglian Children's Hospice).

The singer was also given a Lego set from the home's residents.

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