Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been credited with the 2020 PFA Merit Award after he continues the fight to end child poverty in the United Kingdom.
Rashford, 22, who continues to use his platform and audience to call for an end to child hunger and poverty has been a beacon of light both on and off the field.
The young Englishman’s efforts to force the UK Government to act more effectively to eradicate serious social issues such as child hunger have not gone unnoticed.
With the help of a host of top high-street food chains, Rashford has managed to provide millions of meals to children and families in desperate need.
The 22-year-old’s efforts were rewarded earlier this year when was awarded with a certificate of special recognition by Manchester’s High Sheriff.
Wouldn’t normally share these types of things but this certificate is not just for me, it belongs to you all. Each and every one of you that has contributed the few £s you can, you’ve all made a huge difference (1) pic.twitter.com/tyTg3hOKze
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) May 25, 2020
The latest award to come Rashford’s way in light of his community contributions is the PFA Merit Award who’s previous winners include the likes of legends Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham and Sir Bobby Charlton.
— Professional Footballers’ Association (@PFA) September 8, 2020
Well done and thoroughly deserved, Marcus.