Marcus Rashford receives MBE medal at Windsor Castle on Tuesday© AFP
England and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford on Tuesday vowed to continue his campaign to help underprivileged children after receiving a tribute from Prince William. Rashford, 24, was recognized for his high-profile campaign to ensure that children from underprivileged backgrounds do not go hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. The English international received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) medal at a Windsor Castle ceremony by William, who also serves as president of the Football Association.
Rashford said he would give the MBE – an award to recognize achievement and service to the country – to his mother Melanie, who raised him and his four siblings.
He said his motivation was to give Britain’s children the things he did not have when he was growing up and stressed that every young person deserves an “opportunity”.
“It seems like a lot is going on, but for me to put it in the simplest way, I try to give children the things I did not have when I was a child. If I did, I would have a lot had been better off and had many more options in my life, ”Rashford said.
“I just give them the opportunity and I think they deserve the opportunity. What child does not do that? For me it is a punishment for them not to get things like meals or supplies books.
“These are small changes, but they become big changes as soon as you see the rewards of it. I see a generation coming to me as a very special generation.
“They just need a little guidance and pointing in the right direction and what I do is give it to them.”
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