Well known for his advocacy of catering to disadvantaged children’s needs, Marcus Rashford MBE continues to stand up for the less fortunate with the launch of his new initiative to support relevant organisations in partnership with Burberry.
Specifically honing in on nurturing literacy skills, the duo has teamed up to provide funding to transform school libraries and donate books to ensure children have a safe space to develop their potential. While plans to bring the project further afield to the United States and Asia are also underway, in the UK Burberry will support the National Literacy Trust to enhance library spaces and donate over 8,000 books across ten schools in Manchester, Yorkshire and London, positively impacting the lives of over 3,500 children. Speaking on the news, Marcus commented:
“We’ve identified a real need here. Far too many children do not currently have access to books, typically because of financial restraints, and there was a need to inspire them and allow them to see beyond the challenges they face daily. These children need the escapism of reading more than most, and access to books should not be restricted by the area you grow up in.”
While the moves mentioned above only scrape the surface of the additional support that will be given to the cause both on UK soil and further afield, follow the link below to learn more of what’s planned for this admirable project.