In recognition of his efforts during the pandemic, Football Writers Association has given Marcus Rashford an award for campaigning for families that needed help during the pandemic.
In response to the award presented to him, Marcus Rashford told the football writers association that the journey is just starting.
“We are at the beginning of a long journey. I am definitely not at the stage of relief yet. There is a lot more that needs to be done and a lot more steps that need to be taken,” Rashford said.
“On the positive side, we have started to take a few steps in the right direction but it is about sitting back and being happy with what we have done. It is about what’s next in the chapter of these children.”
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson praises Rashford for his award.
Alex Ferguson said, “What he’s (Marcus Rashford) achieved in the last few months is quite astonishing, how he’s helped people in need is a truly amazing achievement and I’d like to congratulate him on that.”
How Marcus Rashford Fed Millions of Children during the pandemic
In 2020 when the United Kingdom was in a tough time during the Covid-19 Pandemic which claimed over 40,000 lives, the UK Government had to make a decision to contain the virus to avoid more fatalities. The Governments had to lockdown Schools and workplaces.
The closing down of schools had many negative impacts on students who had access to free school meals. Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford knew he had to do something about the situation.
He decided to cooperate with a charitable organization called FareShare to reach out to the children who have been affected by the dreaded Covid-19 Pandemic.
Rashford’s cooperation with the Organization helped them to raise over £20 million whereas, their plan initially was to raise £50,000.
The player’s support helped the organization in delivering over 2 million foods per week to children all over the UK.