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Marcus Rashford launches prize draw to help fight hunger

Marcus Rashford has donated two pairs of his special edition football boots to a Crowdfunder Prize Draw, as he continues his powerful campaign against food poverty.

The campaign led by charities FareShare and the Trussell Trust aims to raise millions of pounds to alleviate hunger.

Costing just £3 to enter, the two winners will be drawn on the 22nd December. Every £3 entry goes directly to the Trussell Trust and FareShare because Crowdfunder is providing the Prize Draw platform for free.

The two lucky winners will each receive a pair of Rashford’s AllBlack Nike Mercurial Superfly boots, which he debuted for England against Belgium in October. The special edition boots carry messages from 40 children that have been helped by Marcus’s campaign.

Marcus Rashford said:

I’m really excited that we’re going to raise some more money for people in need during Christmas.  The boots are very special and very personal to me, and the best thing about them is that they are unique—not many people will have a pair, so make sure you’re in the race to win them!

Earlier this year Marcus Rashford was awarded an MBE for his monumental efforts and successful ‘End Child Food Poverty’ campaign calling for free school meals during the coronavirus lockdown. Marcus’s petition to end child food poverty was only the fifth to ever receive over 1 million signatures.

Rob Love, CEO Crowdfunder, said:

Food poverty is unacceptable in 2020 Britain. Despite unprecedented hardship, the goodwill and compassion of people up and down the country gives us hope and demonstrates the power of local communities coming together.

Families with children have been the hardest hit by food poverty during Covid-19. In September this year, 2.3 million children had experienced hunger in the last six months. The need for food parcels increased by nearly two-thirds according to the Trussell Trust – that’s six parcels given out every minute.

Emma Revie, CEO Trussell Trust, said:

Marcus Rashford’s campaigning this year has shone a light on the harsh realities faced by families struggling to afford the basics. It’s also highlighted the incredible compassion and generosity that exists in our communities and shown that when we come together to push for a better future for each other, things can change.

Photo: Crowdfunder