Marcus Rashford MBE

15th February 2022


Celebrity of the Year Award –

Marcus Rashford is an English professional footballer, who currently plays for Manchester United in the Premier League. He became the youngest scorer ever for Manchester United after scoring 2 goals on his debut, breaking the previous record held by George Best in the 15-16 season. At the age of 18, Marcus became the youngest English footballer to represent the team in any European championships beating the record which was previously held by Wayne Rooney. Last year, Marcus launched a campaign calling on the government to reverse a decision not to provide free school meal vouchers during the summer. Marcus has raised about £20m to supply three million meals to vulnerable people while working with charity FareShare UK during the coronavirus lockdown. His letter to government forced a U-turn and offers lifeline to struggling households in England.