George Ezra announced as Mind Ambassador
Singer-songwriter George Ezra has been announced as the latest Ambassador for Mind, the mental health charity, in recognition of his long-standing commitment and dedication to Mind's work.
George first became aware of Mind after witnessing the effect of mental health problems on close friends and family. He then began experiencing anxiety himself after returning home from an intensive touring schedule and has spoken out honestly about his need to take time away from the spotlight.
The singer-songwriter has been involved with Mind since 2017, initially bucket collecting at gigs, before deciding to put on a selection of shows – George Ezra & Friends – specifically in aid of Mind in 2017 and 2018, raising over £70,000.
Today also sees George announce two additional shows this September at the Royal Albert Hall, which will take place on the 24th and 25th, with all profits once again being donated to Mind.
George Ezra says:
“We’re doing these two special gigs for Mind which, for those who don’t know, is a charity very close to my heart; so it’s brilliant to be tying this all together as a very proud Ambassador for them.”
Stevie Spring, Mind's Chairman, says:
“We are absolutely delighted to announce George as a Mind Ambassador. He's supported a number of our key campaigns and helped raise significant funds for our work. We are almost entirely reliant on voluntary donations, so quite simply couldn’t continue important support services, such as our Infoline, without the generous donations of people like George and his fans.
“Mind’s Ambassadors are committed, high-profile individuals who help us to spread our message further than we could otherwise reach by fronting campaigns and fundraising events; engaging with the media; and attracting other influential figures to the Mind cause. Seeing our Ambassadors speaking out about mental health can be inspirational for the thousands of people across the country affected by mental health problems, giving them the confidence to come forward and access the support they need.”