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Marcus Rashford raises £20m for kids

Marcus Rashford has helped raised £20 million for a charity which is providing free food for children.

The Englishman has revealed that he has used to rely on breakfast clubs and free school meals in the past, so he ‘knows the ­problems for real’.

In March, the forward has announced that he will show his support to FareShare, as the coronavirus pandemic caused the closure of the schools for all kids except those who parents are key workers.

The closure of the schools meant that many kids from a poorer background will be left with no food as they wouldn't be able to get their free meals from school, and that encouraged Rashford to try helping them.

“I always said that if I was ever in a position to make a difference, then I would,” the 22-year-old told The Sun.

The forward also went in specifics about his personal life.

“My mum worked all day every day when I was growing up to make sure I had at least one meal on the table every night.

“There was a breakfast club I could go to at school that was free. I used to have school meals and a snack in an after-school club.

“There were 30 to 40 kids in that, and it was all free, but that would be it until my mum came home.

“She’d finish work at about 6pm and have to get the bus home, so I wouldn’t see her until 7.30pm and then she’d start cooking straight away. It’s a long time.”

Rashford initial goal was to rise £100,000, but his work with FareShare has resulted in the charity making more than £20m in cash, which will help over three million kids in need all across Britain.

Huge companies such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda has donated a lot of money to the cause, while individuals have raised over £750,000.

“No child should have to worry where their next meal is coming from,” added Rashford.

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