Ed Sheeran writes exclusively for BBC News about his trip to Liberia with Comic Relief and why he’ll never forget the children he met there – and one young girl in particular.
I knew I wanted to get involved in Red Nose Day this year. But then I decided to take it one step further.
I’d wanted to go on a Comic Relief trip for years and here was the perfect opportunity, so I agreed to take my first ever trip to Liberia in West Africa.
During the trip, we visited a school in West Point, the largest and most dangerous slum in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia.
It was really shocking seeing the appalling conditions that people live in and it was far worse than I could have ever imagined.
Nothing could have prepared me for what I saw, but despite all of this, everyone’s positivity was overwhelming.