Red Nose Day 2017
ED SHEERAN AND RUSSELL HOWARD
VISIT LIBERIA WITH STREET CHILD
March 24, 2017
"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, as part of this year’s Red Nose Day.
After the moving visit, 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. 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.