Manchester United and England striker, Marcus Rashford will become the youngest holder of an honorary degree from The University of Manchester due to his summer charity campaign against child poverty and starvation.
The 22-year-old Engalnd forward raised over £20 million ($25m) to aid vulnerable people and children faced with starvation during the Coronavirus lockdown and was widely praised for his kind gesture towards the poor an those affected by the outbreak of Corona virus pandemic. in June he received complement for writing an emotional letter to the UK government sharing how he survived and overcame starvation as a youth while urging the government to continue the policy of giving access to free meals to children, allowing children benefit from free meals provided in their various school across the state.
The University of Manchester have now decided to honour Marcus Rashford with an honorary doctorate degree due to his kind gesture towards the poor and starvation in general and for his work in the society, making him the youngest recipient of the award as no one in his age category has been awarded with the degree.
In reacting to the honour, Rashford wrote on his Social Media handle ;
“It’s a proud day for myself and my family. When you look at the great names that have been awarded this doctorate in the past, it’s humbling.
“We still have a long way to go in the fight to combat child poverty in this country but receiving recognition from your city means we are heading in the right direction and that means a lot. Thank you to The University of Manchester.”
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