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Marcus Rashford honoured with special award for charity work

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has been one of the most active players in helping out in the community and has received a special recognition award from the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester in honour of the charity work he has contributed amid the coronavirus crisis.

The 22-year-old has been heavily involved in the community, and has helped raise close to £20million for FareShare, a charity which helps fight hunger and food waste.

In commemoration of his work, the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Eamonn O’Neal, sent Rashford a special certificate, which the England international posted on Twitter along with the message:

“Wouldn’t normally share these types of things but this certificate is not just for me, it belongs to you all. Each and every one of you that has contributed the few £s you can, you’ve all made a huge difference and contribution to the community.

“2.8million children a week are receiving meals they otherwise wouldn’t have during this lockdown because of YOUR help. I couldn’t have done any of this without the help of you all and @fareshare.

“To be recognised by my city is a great feeling. From being young I knew that if I ever got in a position that I could help I would and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved so far. Thank you all, you’re all superstars.

“And we won’t stop until children and their parents no longer have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. I appreciate you all, thank you to the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester.

Rashford received a great deal of praise from Twitter users, with United fan Scott Patterson posting:

“Well done Marcus lad. You make Manchester very proud,” while another added:

“Congratulations Marcus. You deserve recognition for everything you have done and not least for starting the initiative. Your generosity and big heart makes you role model for us all.”