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Ed Sheeran to open Youth Club in his hometown

1 of 1 Sheeran: ''I'm really excited about the project
Sheeran: ''I'm really excited about the project"

Ed Sheeran is converting a former police station in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk into a youth centre.

The 23-year-old star has reportedly invested £1.6 million into the project.

Speaking to the Sun, Sheeran said: ''I'm really excited about the project.

''I had a youth club from when I was 12 when I grew up which did a battle of the bands every week and that's where I and other bands started playing.''

“Then the land the club was on was sold… and I just went off to London and did shows instead. Now there’s no youth club and nothing to do so it’s a bad situation.”

Sheeran also admits that the club features in his retirement plan, saying: ”The plan when I get older is to end up running that (the youth club) – so I have pretty much planned my retirement.”

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