Marcus Rashford: Man United superstar sets up book club for children

Marcus Rashford: Man United superstar sets up book club for children

- Marcus Rashford launches book club to help disadvantaged children

- The Man United forward also has two books he is co-authoring for kids under the age of seven

- Rashford has been involved in feeding school children for months now

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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has taken his charity work to the next level.

The 23-year-old started with feeding the school's children when the deadly coronavirus became a pandemic earlier this year.

He has now graduated to launching his personal book club as part of his aim to help disadvantaged children to read.

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Sources say the attacker will help pick out diverse books with different characters that might appeal to youngsters under the new initiative.

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Daily Mail reports that the selected books will be sold in shops with a stamp describing that they are a part of the scheme - and they will be mentioned by the footballer on his social media.

The publication added that the football star will join forces with other charity organisations to give away books to disadvantaged children.

Having said that his books 'are, and always will be, for every child, even if I have to deliver them myself.'

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While answering questions from The Sun to announce the launch of the new scheme with Macmillan Children's Books, Rashford mentioned his own upbringing and early relationship with reading.

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Marcus Rashford's picture displayed by Everton in recognition of his tremendous gesture towards the school's children. Photo by Clive Brunskill
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The Red Devils player admitted that his love for books started at the age of 17 after reports claim there are 380,000 children in Britain who have not owned a book as it stands.

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Now, he wants the 'escapism' offered by a good book to be accessible 'for all children. Not just those that can afford it.'

The Man United attacker also has two books he is planning to publish in 2022 as part of his plans to inspire the young ones under the age of seven. earlier reported that Marcus Rashford who has been directly involved in feeding school children and doing a lot of charity works will receive the prestigious Pride of Britain award.

SunSport are reporting that the England striker has been selected by a panel of judges that received quite a number of nominations for the player.

Rashford who recently received the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award stated that his main aim is to ensure that no school kid misses meals.

Recall that the world of football was put to a halt in March this year following the pandemic, the 22-year-old forward took time out to help disadvantaged kids to get free meals.

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