The Brit Award-winner has featured the song Soldier, Soldier on his website for his millions of fans to enjoy and download. The song commemorates WW1 and is raising money for Care for Casualties – The Rifles’ Charity and ABF The Soldier’s Charity.
The Duke of York’s Royal Military School (Dover, Kent) asked student Rachel Ward, 14, to record the song – not surprising as her father is a serving member of the British Army.
Rachel, who is a huge Ed Sheeran fan, said: “While it was amazing to meet Ed Sheeran and record Soldier, Soldier, it’s important to remember those who gave their lives and their families left without a husband, father or son.”
The song was written by local songwriter Vida Ivatt who sent it to the Duke of York’s Royal Military School’s music department hoping they would play it.
Major David Cresswell, Director of Military Music at Duke of York’s Royal Military School, said: “This is a brilliant opportunity to raise funds for two worthy military charities.
We’re also hoping to get the song published into sheet music, so that other schools around the nation can enjoy the song themselves.”
Read more about the project on the school’s website or click the play icon at the top of the page to watch the video.