At least 400,000 children in the UK do not own a book. The 23-year-old footballer has teamed up with the nation’s most iconic fashion brand to change their futures.
Giving back to the community is part of Marcus Rashford’s modus operandi.
Just when you thought he was on hiatus after successfully securing free school meals for millions of children, Rashford has announced a new charity partnership to uplift young people across the country.
This time, it’s all about education. Research has shown that childhood reading greatly impacts cognitive development, regardless of the individual’s socio-economic background.
For this reason, Marcus Rashford and Burberry have started an initiative to supply disadvantaged children with books, at home and in the classroom.
The fashion house has pledged to create libraries in 10 underfunded schools across Manchester, Yorkshire, and London. A total of 8,000 books will be donated, with library training provided to 200 teachers across England.
I am proud to announce our new @Burberry global initiative to help children in underserved communities unlock the power of their imagination through access to literacy. 📚@MacmillanKidsUK @Literacy_Trust #BurberryVoices #marcusrashfordbookclub pic.twitter.com/pD6U2UNeB8
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) November 25, 2021