Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has been given a special recognition award in honour of the charity work he has done in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
The 22-year-old has been heavily involved in the community since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, helping to raise nearly £20 million for FareShare – a charity that helps fight hunger and food waste in the UK.
Rashford shared an image of the award – which was sent by the Sheriff of Greater Manchester – on Twitter, thanking his followers for their contributions to FareShare.
He wrote: “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.
“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.”
The certificate reads: “To Marcus Rashford, for outstanding activity and contribution to the community.”
Since sharing the award, Rashford has received significant praise from Twitter users and fans.