Manchester United footballer, Marcus Rashford has been given MBE (Members of the order of the British Empire) for his fight against childhood poverty in the UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson nominated the footballer for an MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honor’s list. Rashford said it was honor to receive the MBE, however, he would like to extend the goverment’s scheme of free meals to hungry children.
Rashford started this campaign to help the young children who are living in extreme conditions in the UK. With his initiation, government provided free meals to 1.3 million kids in the summer holidays in UK.
He initially proposed to local food chains to lend a help for his cause. Many food chains came to a partnership with Rashford, eventually the news reaching to the politicians.
Marcus Rashford has also received honorary doctorate from Greater Manchester University for his acts of humanitarian. He became the youngest ever footballer to receive the award.