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Marcus Rashford has vowed to continue his campaign to help underprivileged children by receiving a medal from Prince William on Tuesday.
The Manchester United striker has been honored for his work against child poverty. The England international received the Medal of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in the presence of the Duke of Cambridge, also President of the English Federation (FA).
« I try to give the kids what I didn’t have when I was little, » said Rashford, who bowed the British government last year at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic by pushing it to extend the distribution of free meals to underprivileged children after the first confinement. Queen Elizabeth II then awarded him this medal which rewards commitment to the service of the country.
« Show the right direction »
« I’m just giving them an opportunity and I think they deserve it. What kid doesn’t deserve? For me it’s a punishment to see that they can’t afford meals or books, » he also said. Rashford. « These are small changes, but they can have a big impact. I see the generation that comes after me as a very special generation. »
« They just need someone to show them the right direction and that’s what I’m doing, » added Marcus Rashford, who said he would present his medal to his mother, Melanie, who raised him. with his four siblings.
This article was published automatically. Sources: ats / afp