Marcus Rashford awarded with MBE for role in giving free meals to children

Marcus Rashford awarded with MBE for role in giving free meals to children

- Marcus Rashford has been honoured with the MBE for his services to humanity

- The 22-year-old raised over £20million during the pandemic to feed children in need

- Rashford was also awarded by the PFA last September for the good work he has been doing

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Marcus Rashford has been awarded with the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for helping less children privilege children in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Manchester United and England striker offered free meals to schools during the lockdown period across the summer.

The 22-year-old has raised over £20million in the feeding program and formed a child food poverty task force with top food brands and supermarkets.

Marcus Rashford award with MBE for role in giving free meals to children
Marcus Rashford award with MBE for role in giving free meals to children. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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In a statement, Rashford said:

"I'm incredibly honoured and humbled. As a young black man from Wythenshawe, never did I think I would be accepting an MBE, never mind an MBE at the age of 22. This is a very special moment for myself and my family, but particularly my mum who is the real deserving recipient of the honour.

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"The fight to protect our most vulnerable children is far from over. I would be doing my community, and the families I have met and spoken with, an injustice if I didn't use this opportunity to respectfully urge the Prime Minister, who recommended me for this honour, to support our children during the October half term with an extension of the voucher scheme."

Man United also released a statement:

"Everyone at Manchester United is hugely proud of Marcus for the work he has been doing to tackle food poverty among vulnerable children."
"His campaigning has raised awareness of a crucial issue and made a positive difference, and we are delighted to see his efforts being recognised with this honour."

Rashford received the Professional Footballers' Association merit award for his efforts in September.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Paul Pogba has admitted that he would love to play for Spanish giants Real Madrid in the near future.

However, the 27-year-old who is currently on international duty for France insisted that he is happy playing at Man United.

The Frenchman who has been on several occasions linked out of Old Trafford said that it is every player's dream to play for Los Bancos.

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