Marcus Rashford is taking brilliant action in the fight to combat coronavirus.
COVID-19 has not yet reached it’s peak in the UK in terms of numbers and Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that all pubs, bars and restaurants would be shut to stem the spread of the virus.
Rashford, who is already respected for the brilliant work he has done with the vulnerable in society, including the homeless, has made another important gesture in this time of crisis.
The England international is particularly interested in school closes and the negative affect this is likely to have on pupils across the UK.
Rashford therefore announced in a series of tweets that he is planning to help the most vulnerable children in society at this time by teaming up with food charity FareShareUK.
FareShare offers support for those most in needs and Rashford has pleaded with his 2.4m followers to help the cause.
At just 22, it’s commendable to see the initiative the player is taking and many more footballers should be encouraged to use their large platform to help those most affected by COVID-19.
Click on Rashford’s thread below, to find out how he plans to help the vulnerable children through such crisis.
Guys, across the UK there are over 32,000 schools. Tomorrow all of these will close. Many of the children attending these schools rely on free meals, so I’ve spent the last few days talking to organisations to understand how this deficit is going to be filled. (1) pic.twitter.com/3Iusr6E9kM
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) March 19, 2020
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