He has a very big heart!
United star Marcus Rashford (23) is fighting against child poverty and homelessness.
Especially during the Corona crisis, he drew attention to the plight of children in England, and was committed to ensuring that they get a hot meal free of charge. That even caught the Queen’s attention.
Now his brother Dwaine Maynard has revealed in WSJ magazine how much the offensive player really fights against poverty. He drove the streets of Manchester, giving money out of his car window to children and the homeless.
Maynard, who also advises Rashford, warned him: “It is not safe for you to stop your car and do that.” Together they looked for alternatives.
Rashford gets involved, puts political pressure on. He has repeatedly attacked the Conservative government in London for its unsuccessful social policy. In the spring of 2020, politely but persistently, he pointed out that an estimated 1.7 million children in the country go to bed hungry in the evening. Unimaginable for Rashford in a wealthy country like Great Britain.
In the autumn, the national player founded a digital book club so that the children also receive spiritual nourishment in times of crisis.
For his work against child poverty, he was the youngest recipient in history to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester and has been a “Member of the Order of the British Empire” (MBE) since 2020.
Rashford is a real role model, one who knows what it’s like to be poor. Perhaps that is also why his commitment is so honest and emphatic.