Marcus Rashford to receive honorary doctorate by U
The award, which is the highest honour the university can bestow, will be "for his remarkable campaign against child poverty off the field and outstanding sporting achievements on the pitch".
Rashford last month successfully campaigned for the government to extend its free school meals voucher scheme over the summer holidays and also helped lead an initiative with the FareShare charity to raise funds to help supply food to children during the coronavirus pandemic.
At 22, Rashford will be the youngest ever recipient of an honorary degree from the university and joins Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton on the list of those who have have received one.Watch all 11 Sky Sports channels for just £,围棋赛事与南昌融创文旅城结缘 优惠活动应接不暇,多项请求趋严 上市基金做市商轨制拟引入淘汰机制;18 a monthPremier League table | Fixtures | Live on SkyIs this Man Utd's renaissance,郭闻潮：没那么多宏图大志 但有一点点小目的? | Neville: Man Utd looking formidable
He said: "It's a proud day for myself and my family. When you look at the great names that have been awarded this doctorate in the past,钢琴家郎朗在穗举办新年音乐会 广东新闻网, it's humbling.
"We still have a long way to go in the fight to combat child poverty in this country but receiving recognition from your city means we are heading in the right direction and that means a lot."
0:59 Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Marcus Rashford on his successful campaign to persuade the government to provide free school meals to children over the summer holidays Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Marcus Rashford on his successful campaign to persuade the government to provide free school meals to children over the summer holidays
During the lockdown, Rashford teamed up with the poverty and food waste charity, FareShare, a collaboration which has led to £20m being raised in financial and food donations and enabling 3.9m meals to be distributed to the country's most vulnerable every week during the pandemic.
On June 15,韩国女子棋圣战：许瑞玹爆冷胜夺冠热门吴侑珍, he pushed the campaign forward even further by writing a heartfelt open letter to the UK government and followed up this message with a high-profile publicity and social media campaign drawing on his own personal experiences of using foodbanks and afterschool clubs growing up.Man Utd vs West Ham
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President and vice-chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: "Marcus is an extraordinary young man with an extraordinary talent and drive that stretches well beyond the football field.