Marcus Rashford has received a High Sheriff Special Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to the community of Greater Manchester during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
PFA member Rashford launched a partnership with FareShare to ensure vulnerable members of the community across the country had access to food and meals. Rashford had originally hoped to raise £100,000 but was quickly able to surpass this initial figure, raising close to £20 million. Around 2,8 million children across the United Kingdom each week now have access to meals whilst schools are closed thanks to Rashford's ongoing fundraising efforts and own personal contributions
Rashford took to his twitter to say: "To be recognised by my city is a great feeling. From being young I knew that if I ever got in a position that I could help I would and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved so far. Thank you all, you’re all superstars"
"And we won’t stop until children and their parents no longer have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. I appreciate you all, thank you to the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester.
Rashford is one of many players who have been working hard in their communities, passionate about causes close to their heart. The PFA is very proud of our members who have shown their community spirit during the current COVID-19 crisis.