Video: Pop icons share earliest music memories for children’s charity project
From Ed Sheeran to Paloma Faith.
To mark the launch of the End The Silence campaign, raising money to support children in orphanages, an array of stars are sharing their favourite musical childhood memory. The first six released yesterday include Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson and Paloma Faith with more stars to follow soon.
Supported by YouTube, UK-based charity Hope And Homes For Children plans to create the world’s largest online childhood memory musical collection and raise £1.5 million, helping 120,000 children in Ugandan and Rwandan orphanages find families. The UK Government’s UKAid Match scheme will double the donations.
Mark Waddington, CEO of Hope and Homes for Children, explains: ‘Deprived of love, life, and hope, these children grow up in silence. They never hear laughter or music. These children will never experience the love and protection only a family can offer. The idea of a childhood of silence and neglect in an orphanage – without love, family and music – is unacceptable. By joining the world’s top musicians in sharing your most precious childhood musical memory, you can help us to end the silence.’
We’ve teamed up with the charity on a quiz, testing your musical knowledge (and ability to see what people would have looked like when they were younger) — just guess which well-known musicians these children became…
To donate, visit End The Silence
Check out the first set of musical memories here…