Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been presented with a special award for his recent community fundraising efforts.
The England international was given the special recognition award by the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester for his outstanding activity and contribution to the community.
The coronavirus pandemic prompted United forward Rashford to take it upon himself to try and help distribute food to children who would usually rely on schools for their daily meals.
Rashford has worked alongside charity FareShare and raised over £20million to help feed vulnerable children around the UK following the closure of most schools earlier this year.
Taking to social media on Monday night the 22-year-old shared details of his award and dedicated it to everyone who has helped raise money in recent weeks.
“Wouldn’t normally share these types of things but this certificate is not just for me, it belongs to you all,” Rashford wrote on Twitter along with a picture of the award.
“Each and every one of you that has contributed the few £s you can, you’ve all made a huge difference.
“2.8million children a week are receiving meals they otherwise wouldn’t have during this lockdown because of YOUR help. I couldn’t have done any of this without the help of you all and 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.”
Reported by: Vincent Paul