Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United and England forward has been honoured with MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. He has been honoured for his help to the children in need and enabling them to have school meals during the COVID-19 crisis.
Marcus Rashford’s battle off the pitch
Marcus Rashford, the 22-year-striker has become one of the strikers of Manchester United. As much as he excels on the football pitch, the same he does off the ground.
Marcus Rashford has been honoured with MBE which means Member of the Order of the British Empire. It is an honour Britain gives to the citizens for playing a positive role in the social causes.
The English International had previously helped more than one million school children to receive their meal vouchers, the thing that the player uses to be dependant on during his early days.
Rashford raised £20 million for the charities to battle with food poverty. The UK Government had declared that they were considering to stop the meal vouchers but the 22-year-old convinced the Government that the meal vouchers should not be stopped.
Marcus Rashford is glad about the honour. He said this is only the beginning of his journey and he is aiming to achieve new things in life.
He said, “It’s a nice moment for me personally but I feel like I’m still at the beginning of the journey that I set out to try to achieve.”
Rashford is has urged the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to extend the voucher scheme during the October half-term. He also urged everyone to take a stand against food poverty and no children should go to bed hungry.
Rashford said, “I think what I would like to do now that I’m in this position is just speak directly to the prime minister and really ask for the vouchers to be extended until at least October half-term because I think that’s what the families need.”
“Speaking to them and knowing how much they’ve been helped, and how much it’s going to affect them if they don’t have it, that’s got to be my main focus now — to get that message across.”
Alex Scott, Harry Kane, Steven Gerrard, Ian Wright and Fara Williams are the other footballers to have been honoured with MBE.
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