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Jamal Edwards’ family set up The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust in his memory

The trust aims to continue work with the causes closest to Edwards' heart

By Nick Reilly

Jamal Edwards
Jamal Edwards (Picture: YouTube)

The family of the late Jamal Edwards have set up The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust in memory of the late music industry trailblazer.

The SB.TV pioneer died last month at the age of 31, prompting an outpouring of tributes from the likes of Dave, Ed Sheeran and many more.

The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust has now been started by his family to “honour [Edwards’] memory and continue his legacy”.

A GoFundMe page , which was shared by his mother Brenda, explains: “Jamal no longer being here has left a huge impact on the lives of his family, friends and all those he supported and lifted in his unique and humble way.

The trust aims to support the causes that were closest to Edwards’ heart, including homelessness and mental health.

“Every Christmas day for at least the last 10 years, Jamal would spend the entire day helping out at a homeless shelter,” a statement said.

“Over 270,000 people are homeless in the UK today. The Trust will look to establish a network of ‘Self Belief’ Houses with the aim of offering individuals who are living rough a roof over their heads. There will be  programmes to help tackle mental health issues they may face as well as the means to get back on their feet. The House will offer specialised programmes designed to address issues of self-confidence and other psychological challenges residents may face.”

Elsewhere, the Trust will devote “energy and resources” to establishing The SB Academy, which will “continue the mission started by Jamal of hosting specialised programmes aimed at helping young people from underprivileged backgrounds prepare themselves for adult life, providing them with essential life skills training, supported by an access to industry programme”.

You can donate to The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust here.