Marcus Rashford set to receive City of Manchester award

Marcus Rashford set to receive City of Manchester award

Marcus Rashford efforts off the field are set to get another recognition as he is set to be presented with a City of Manchester award for his campaign to end child food poverty.

Rashford has been doing all he can to convince the UK government to extend the free school meal voucher scheme to school holidays and reports from MEN indicate that Wythenshawe councillor, Tommy Judge, will give the award as his first act as the new Lord Mayor of Manchester at a full council meeting on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old grew up and went to school in Wythenshawe is expected to receive the award formally when coronavirus measures allow; the award having been introduced by the council to recognise an individual's 'outstanding and exceptional contribution to the city.'

The England striker forced a U-turn from the Prime Minister during the summer, who agreed to fund the scheme throughout the holidays; efforts that saw him earn an MBE in the Queen's Honour's list for his efforts earlier in the year.

He has since promised to continue his campaign to ensure no child in Britain goes hungry.

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