Marcus Rashford Dedicates MBE To His Mother

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

9 Nov 2021

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has received an MBE for his campaigning work from Prince William.

The 24-year-old, recognised by the Duke of Cambridge for supporting vulnerable children through his free school meals campaign, which saw the government change policy.

Rashford spoke at the ceremony held at Windsor Castle saying:

“When I was a kid it wasn’t something I dreamt about – it wasn’t something that [felt] achievable. I’ve obviously been trying to spread positive messages to young kids and me receiving this today is another message for them, because now they can see that even things you don’t think are achievable are achievable.”

Dedicating his MBE to his mother Melanie, he vowed to continue his campaigning to help vulnerable children.

“I see a generation that is coming after me as a very special generation,” he added.

“They just need a bit of guidance and pointing in the right direction and what I am doing is giving them that.”