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Marcus Rashford partners Burberry to fund youth centres

Marcus Rashford partners Burberry to fund youth centres

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England footballer, Marcus Rashford has partnered with Burberry to joins forces with charities supporting young people across the world, empowering the voices that will shape tomorrow. In support of his efforts to end child food poverty, Burberry will provide donations to FareShare, which will fund over 200,000 meals distributed across 11,000 charities and community groups across the UK.

Burberry pledges to support UK youth organisations in Manchester, London and charities with a global reach.

Programmes range from education to supporting young creatives and artists, helping entrepreneurs to tackle some of the world’s significant challenges. These outreaches will positively affect the lives of tens of thousands of young people across the world – encouraging and enabling them to achieve.

In London, Burberry is working with London Youth, which supports a network of over 600 community youth organisations. The company expects to creates thousands of engaging opportunities for young people each year. Fifteen youth centres jointly selected by Burberry and London Youth will receive grants to ensure their programmes can continue to make a positive impact in some of London's most deprived communities.

In Manchester, Burberry is supporting Norbrook Youth Club and Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre. Both youth centres played a pivotal role in Rashford’s childhood. Youth volunteers from the two clubs will be coming together as part of the partnership to help charities in the Wythenshawe area where the clubs are based and Rashford grew up.

According to Rashford, “Burberry shared my vision of supporting our most vulnerable communities. They have led with actions with commitment to our youth centres. An area of stability for many, this financial investment will reap benefits for generations to come. Proud and thankful”

To further the international reach of this work, Burberry is partnering with the International Youth Foundation to contribute to the Global Youth Resiliency Fund. This will enable young entrepreneurs and community leaders, especially in Asia, to develop solutions to challenges including closing nutrition gaps and unlocking access to livelihoods.