Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has been awarded the PFA Benefit Award following his work to fight youngster poverty in the UK.
The award is introduced to somebody who has given nice service to the sport over a prolonged time period and Rashford has been recognised for his efforts, which took centre stage throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Rashford efficiently campaigned for the federal government’s free faculty meals programme to be prolonged into the summer time holidays, which supplied kids with a six-week voucher.
The Division for Training had beforehand mentioned the federal government wouldn’t change its choice however Rashford efficiently pushed for change and continues to battle main MP’s on the topic.
“It is an enormous honour and I hope it encourages and promotes different gamers to do issues to assist. It has been an extended journey however I feel the primary part was most likely the toughest half, which was studying and self-teaching, who have been the correct individuals to get involved with to assist these kids,” he mentioned after receiving the award.
“We had the concept however we did not know methods to pitch them or who to pitch them to. That was most likely probably the most troublesome part. What we have carried out thus far is barely the quick time period, me and my workforce are looking for plans on how we will help these kids for the remainder of their childhood.
“Lengthy-term, we need to discover solutions to the issue. In the meanwhile, we do not have these solutions however we’ll do our greatest to attempt to discover them.”