- Marcus Rashford pleaded with the UK authorities to increase its meals voucher scheme, and his marketing campaign has labored.
Modified 16 Jun 2020, 18:16 IST
The UK authorities has prolonged its meals voucher scheme for weak faculty kids following a marketing campaign led by Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.
England worldwide Rashford wrote a letter to members of the Home of Commons on Monday imploring them to not cease free faculty meals for deprived kids when time period finishes.
Vouchers got out over the Easter vacation due to the coronavirus pandemic, however the scheme usually solely runs throughout time period time and so was on account of finish subsequent month.
Nonetheless, Rashford’s marketing campaign to pressure the federal government to rethink its method acquired widespread assist on social media and has now resulted in Downing Road making a U-turn.
“Owing to the coronavirus pandemic the prime minister totally understands that kids and oldsters face a completely unprecedented state of affairs over the summer season,” a spokesperson for prime minister Boris Johnson stated.
“To replicate this we will probably be offering a COVID summer season meals fund, it will present meals vouchers over the six-week summer season vacation interval.
“This can be a particular measure to replicate the distinctive circumstances of the pandemic. The scheme won’t proceed past the summer season.”
Rashford reacted to the information on Twitter, saying: “I do not even know what to say. Simply have a look at what we are able to do after we come collectively, THIS is England in 2020.”
I don’t even know what to say.
Simply have a look at what we are able to do after we come collectively, THIS is England in 2020.
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 16, 2020
Revealed 16 Jun 2020, 18:16 IST
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