Manchester United star Marcus Rashford receives award for charity work during coronavirus lockdown

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has received a special recognition award for his significant charitable endeavours during the coronavirus lockdown.

The England international launched a partnership with food poverty and waste charity FareShare last month in order to deliver meals to vulnerable people across the United Kingdom.

Rashford initially hoped to raise £100,000 and feed 400,000 children, but quickly surpassed those numbers and raised around £20million before doubling his own personal donation to the campaign.

Such admirable efforts during an unprecedented time have now seen the Old Trafford favourite presented with a special recognition award from the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Eamonn O’Neal, for "outstanding activity and contribution to the community".

Posting a picture of his certificate on social media on Monday evening, Rashford tweeted: "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.

"And we won’t stop until children and their parents no longer have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. I appreciate you all, thank you to the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester."

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