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Marcus Rashford receives MBE for his campaign to support vulnerable young children

todayNovember 10, 2021 8

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The 24-year-old Manchester United player Marcus Rashford was recognised by the Duke of Cambridge for supporting vulnerable children through his free school meals campaign, which saw a change to government policy.

As well as helping them in that way, he hopes this award will spread the positive message that anything is possible.

Marcus’s mum Melanie was there for the investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

He said she is a “huge inspiration” to him, and that his MBE will join the rest of his awards at her house.

“She asked me I was nervous and I was just like ‘no because the award’s actually for you'”, he said.


Marcus Rashford with his Mum Melanie


When I was a kid it wasn’t something I dreamt about – it wasn’t something that felt achievable. I’ve obviously been trying to spread positive messages to young kids and me receiving this today is another message for them, because now they can see that even things you don’t think are achievable are achievable.

Marcus Rashford MBE

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