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Richard Branson’s children to host Emeli Sandé and Ed Sheeran for Give A Home 

By | Published on Friday 1 September 2017

Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran

The previously reported Give A Home project takes place later this month on 20 Sep. As previously reported, this is a venture from Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds that will see a thousand musicians perform in 300 homes in 60 countries on World Refugee Day, with a view to raising awareness of the ever worsening refugee crisis, and funds to support initiatives helping those forced to flee their homes.

In addition to the list of artists participating continuing to grow, this morning it was announced that the children of Sofar Sounds backer Richard Branson are also getting involved. Sam Branson will host Emeli Sandé’s Give A Home performance at his own London home, while Holly Branson will play host to Ed Sheeran’s set at a residence in Washington DC.

Confirming her involvement, Holly Branson told reporters this morning: “In creating a global campaign dedicated to shining a light on the ever-growing refugee crisis, people the world over are being united through a love of music and a passion for change. It’s going to be an incredibly special night and I’m so thankful to have Ed there with me to perform”.