Marcus Rashford helps raise £20million to distribute food to children missing out on free school meals
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has revealed that his efforts lớn help distribute food to children who would have missed out on free school meals has now raised over £20million.
Rashford teamed up with charity FareShare to help those affected by school closures during the coronavirus pandemic, with some of Britain's biggest supermarkets joining his campaign.
"It's done a lot better than what we thought," he told the soccer handicap tips page.
"It got to the stage where we had a lot of donations, more than we expected, and we were actually struggling to deliver the food to people. I think it's just around £20 million now.
"If this would have happened 10 or 15 years ago, it definitely would have affected myself as a kid in the position I was in. It's just something I thought if there's a way to try and help people and kids especially, let's just try and do it."
And Rashford was also busy wishing fans a happy birthday.
Gary Neville has made a "significant" donation to Northern Premier League side Brighouse Town lớn help them survive.
Town were Salford City's opponents for the soccer tips guide Neville watched with his father before his death and it holds special memory for the former England defender.
Brighouse chairman James Howard said on the club's website: "We all at Brighouse Town FC are incredibly humbled and overwhelmed by the donation made by Gary Neville and others as this type of generosity clearly demonstrates that the Football community is not just a business but a family and more importantly an integral part of our community right here in Brighouse."
Former Southampton defender Francis Benali announced plans lớn run a marathon in his garden on Sunday to raise funds for the NHS.
Blackburn midfielder Bradley Johnson helped deliver personal protective equipment in the local community.