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Marcus Rashford
« on: 16:15:31, 17/06/20 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53073977

Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford says he wants to do more to help those in need after winning a battle to have a free school meal voucher scheme extended.

His campaign prompted a government U-turn that will see parents claim vouchers for about 1.3 million children in England during the summer holidays.
But he told BBC Breakfast there are "more steps that need to be taken".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the England star's "contribution to the debate around poverty".
The Manchester United forward said he was "grateful that the prime minister did change his decision" and that, in a phone call, Mr Johnson had thanked him "for using what I've built in a positive manner".

Mr Rashford said the extension of the scheme - launched when schools were closed as part of the coronavirus lockdown - has "bought an extra six weeks" to "figure out what's next".
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Re: Marcus Rashford
« Reply #1 on: 17:21:41, 17/06/20 »
Poverty?  ;D 
Give me a break.  ::)