- Words Blessing Borode
Marcus Rashford is back again to make the world a better place, and this time he's linked up with fashion powerhouse, Burberry.
The 22-year-old Manchester United player has recently been praised for his campaign to provide free school meals for children and has received support from many businesses and communities across the UK. Now, Rashford continues to extend his support to vulnerable communities and is now teaming up with British fashion house Burberry to aid people in London and Manchester.
As part of the initiative, the brand, who are known for their stylish trench coat collections, will work with London Youth to supply youth centres with grants. London Youth is a charity that works to improve the lives of young people in London, supporting a network of over 600 community organisations and creates a huge amount of engaging opportunities for them each year. In Manchester, Burberry will also be supporting Norbrook Youth Club and Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, who both have played a vital part in Rashford’s childhood.
The initiative will extend beyond the UK on an international level, the two forces will be partnering with the International Youth Foundation to contribute to the Global Youth Resilience fund. This will enable young entrepreneurs and community leaders who are working to create innovative ways for children to learn, to close health and nutrition gaps in vulnerable communities, to defend human rights, and much more.
With the recent surge of business owners and brands wanting to effectively help and support disadvantaged communities, it is clear that priorities have been realigned and people are waking up to what is truly important in the world today.