Star of Ed Sheeran music video to open charity in Saxmundham

Hugo Fairbanks Weston, who played "Young Ed" in Ed Sheeran's Castle on the Hill video is modelling t

Hugo Fairbanks Weston, who played "Young Ed" in Ed Sheeran's Castle on the Hill video is modelling the singer's old clothes, which will be auctioned by St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: St Elizabeth Hospice - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk teenager who played Ed Sheeran in the singer’s Castle on the Hill video is opening East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices new shop in Saxmundham tomorrow.

Hugh Fairbanks Weston, 18, will cut the ribbon at 10am at the Old Auction House where ten items of clothing worn by Ed himself will be on sale.

Castle on the Hill has been viewed more that 215 million times on Youtube making Hugo a very recognisable face.

As well as having an uncanny resemblance to Ed, he also grew up in the singer’s home of Framlingham.

Hugo said: “I never thought playing the young Ed Sheeran in his Castle on the Hill video would lead me to being asked to open a charity shop but I knew Ed is an EACH ambassador and so I’m delighted to support the charity.

“The shops are really important as they help EACH raise important funding to continue caring for children with life-threatening conditions and their families.”

Those first through the door when it opens today will have the chance to get their hands on a selection of T-shirts, trainers and even a pair of sunglasses worn by the singing superstar.

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Ed has been a major supporter of the charity since linking up with the charity in 2014.

He regularly donates clothes to the charity, with the Saxmundham store the fourth to sell items worn by the star.

Michaela Jones, EACH shop manager, said it was exciting to have Hugo come along to open the store.

He said: “We’re so pleased to be joining the community here in Saxmundham and thrilled that we can offer items of clothing donated by Ed on our first day.

“It’s also really exciting and very much in keeping with the theme of the opening to have Hugo coming along.

“We’ve been hard at work making the shop ready for launch and parents will be pleased to know it also includes a kids’ zone for little ones to relax and play whilst mums and dads browse our stock.

“We’ll also have free refreshments on opening, so please do come along and celebrate with us on what is promising to be a truly fantastic day.”

If you are interested in volunteering at the Saxmundham shop please contact Michala by emailing michala.jones@each.org.uk or calling 01728 602058.

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