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Rashford is the youngest person to reach the summit of The Giving List from the Sunday Times.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United and England has topped The Sunday Times Giving List for the first time, becoming the youngest person to do so.

The rating compares the amounts donated to or earned for charity to the income valuation for certain people or families on the Rich List.

During the coronavirus lockdown, Rashford successfully persuaded the UK Government into a U-turn on its free school meals scheme, ensuring that children in need can receive free meals over the Summer.

In October 2020, the 23-year-old was awarded an MBE for services to disadvantaged children during the pandemic, and he has since created a child food hunger task force, collaborating with some of the country's largest supermarkets and food brands.

Rashford's efforts as a FareShare ambassador resulted in an estimated £20 million in direct contributions to the food bank. The £20 million represents 125 percent of his £16 million net worth, giving him a Giving Index of 125.

"We are pleased he's been honored in this way," said Lindsay Boswell, FareShare's chief executive. Marcus' contribution to ending child hunger and his advocacy for FareShare over the last year has been extraordinary.

"His personal experience of relying on free school meals for sustenance lends credibility and sympathy to his campaigning, and his reputation as a Premier League footballer ensures that people and politicians pay attention."

Jordan Henderson, the captain of Liverpool, is ranked sixth on this year's Giving List for his part in raising £4 million for the NHS through the #PlayersTogether coronavirus appeal from fellow Premier League footballers.

Henderson was elected the first NHS Charities Together 'Champion' in January. He will serve as an ambassador for the organization, which provides assistance to NHS employees, volunteers, and patients while also raising funds for over 240 relevant charities.

The Sunday Times tracked donations for the first time, which surpassed £4 billion, a 36.1 percent increase over the previous year.

In the past year, 182 Rich Listers were among the £1 million-plus donors, breaking the previous record of 177 set in 2016.

Nine people gave more than £100 million, and 71 gave at least £10 million, according to the Sunday Times Giving List, compared to 42 in 2020.

The giving spree has been fueled by Covid-19, with The Sunday Times Giving List tracking £520 million in donations to this end alone, covering PPE supplies, food poverty alleviation, community support, and the crucial field of helping to plug the cumulative £10 billion funding gap in the budgets of charities across the country.

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