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Coldplay and Louis Tomlinson join Rashford to back school meals campaign

Other celebrities such as The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess and Gary Lineker have praised Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford for his efforts to help vulnerable children in the UK.

Stars including Coldplay and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson have backed the “incredible” campaign calling for free meals for vulnerable children throughout school holidays.

A nation as wealthy as the UK shouldn’t have poverty problems existing in cycles where children are present. No child should go to bed hungry.

Thousands of musicians have signed a petition set up by Rashford, which is now close to a million signatures.

Coldplay tweeted a link to the petition, praising Rashford for his “fantastic campaign” and said: “If you’re a UK resident, please add your voice.”

Tomlinson also shared the link, writing: “Watching what @MarcusRashford is doing is incredible. Please do take the time to sign if you live in the UK. Our children are our future.”

Burgess described Rashford as “true hero of our times,” while Lineker said he’s “a remarkable young man.”

The pressure is now on the Government after its refusal to extend free school meals into half-term and beyond.

Rashford built his campaign on 3.7m followers on Twitter. His accounts have brilliantly highlighted the businesses, individuals and organisations that have pledged their support to the cause.

It was announced earlier this week that the Manchester United Foundation and the charity FareShare will provide around 5,000 meals to children from local schools.

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