With the pandemic having brought normality to a halt and sacrifices being made, you have to stop, take a step back and really question who is speaking out for the people that need to be heard on serious matters – matters that can possibly revolutionise the national economy for a long time; not to mention bridge the uncanny gap between sports and politics. Two words are important right now as we reflect on 2020:

Marcus Rashford.

After spearheading a movement to ensure underprivileged children access to free school meals during the summer holidays, 22 year old England and Manchester United player Marcus Rashford was honoured with an MBE by the Queen.

Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty created a social media frenzy of support and attention form the government.

“Following private and public approaches, I once again invite Number 10 to sit around the table with the taskforce so that, together, we can collaborate on how best to combat child food poverty in the UK,”

The petition, created by Rashford in October 2020, beckoned the UK Government to provide meals during ALL holidays for school children, and for free school meals to be extended to households who are on universal credit.

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