There has been a number of sportsmen and women doing their bit to help the masses during the current coronavirus pandemic. Questions have been raised over how the government has planned to help children who depend on free school meals during this time, and it appears that England and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has come up with a solution of his own.
The 22-year-old football star told the BBC that he has been working with Manchester-based charity FareShare in a bid to help children in the city after the closure of schools. Manchester United also teamed up with their local rivals, Manchester City, in a joint effort to help those affected by the pandemic. And now over £100,000 has been raised, which will feed 400,000 children across Manchester.
In a recent interview with BBC Breakfast, Rashford spoke about his own childhood and how important free school meals was for him during school, admitting that helping Manchester's children was top of his to-do list.
After raising £100,000 for FareShare, Rashford took to Twitter to share the good news, saying: "Guys, we've done it!! £100k for @FareShareUK. That's 400,000 meals for vulnerable children around the UK. Thank you!! You're all amazing."