Ed Sheeran to perform only live gig of 2016 at EACH nook appeal fundraiser at Natural History Museum

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A pop sensation will take to the stage for his only live performance of the year to drive up donations for an East Anglian charity.

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Ed Sheeran will return to the mic at the Natural History Museum in London during a fundraiser for East Anglia's Children's Hospices' nook appeal, which hopes to raise £10m to build a new centre for children with life-threatening illnesses.

It will be the first performance of the year for the platinum-selling singer, who has been enjoying some time out of the spotlight.

The show will come during the charity's inaugural gala dinner at the end of November, which will be held in the museum's famous Hintze Hall, home to its 1,300-year-old giant sequoia and Diplodocus skeleton cast.

The musician said: 'As an Ambassador of EACH, I am enormously proud and excited to be joining them for their gala dinner event at the Natural History Museum on November 30.

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'I'm looking forward to performing and being part of what will be a wonderful evening of fundraising for a new hospice in Norfolk.'

Graham Butland, chief executive of the charity, added: ''We're absolutely thrilled Ed has agreed to take time out to support our inaugural gala dinner.

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'It promises to be wonderful evening where guests will enjoy a very unique performance from one of the world's most famous and talented musicians.

'The evening will raise funds for our vital nook appeal and we do still have a number of tickets and sponsorship opportunities available.'

He urged people to get in touch with the team to avoid disappointment.

Tickets for the event, on Wednesday, November 30, cost £250, and include a three-course dinner, entertainment, fundraising auction and, of course, Ed's performance.

All funds raised will be donated to the nook appeal. VIP tables and sponsorship packages are available.

For information, contact 01223 205192 or email specialevents@each.org.uk

• Are you putting on a fundraiser in aid of EACH? Email lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

The nook appeal

EACH needs a new hospice to meet the demand for its care and support services in Norfolk and to replace its current facility at Quidenham, which it says it now updated.

The charity secured planning permission for a five-acre site at Framingham Earl. The new hospice will cost £10m which is being raised through the nook appeal.

You can donate in the following ways:

Website: Visit www.each.org.uk/the-nook or donate at www.justgiving.com/thenookappealPhone: 01953 666767.

Mobile: Text NOOK10 £10 to 70070 to donate £10

Email: norfolk@each.org.uk

Facebook: thenookappeal

By cheque: Send cheques to EACH, Suite 5, The Old Dairy, Elm House Business Park, Wymondham, NR18 0SW.

Collection: A collection box can be requested from EACH in which loose change can be collected.

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