For a young boy who says so little, one day you will have a voice that speaks for many, a line taken from a letter written by the 22-year-old Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford to his 10-year-old self, marking his collaboration with Burberry on supporting young creative and artists.
Burberry has joined Marcus Rashford MBE to focus on supporting community organisations inspiring the next generation across the world. It was announced on Monday, Nov 2nd – accompanied by the moving letter from the footballer who also led a massive on the UK government’s cancellation on free school meals.
According to ID Magazine, in London, Burberry will work with London Youth, a network of community youth organisations which helps create opportunities for young people in the capital. In Marcus’s hometown of Manchester, they’re teaming up with Norbrook Youth Club and Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centres. Both organisations are located in the Wythenshawe area which the Manchester United player attended in his own childhood.
Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre is set to benefit from £25,000, which will be used to transform its sports hall and 5-aside football pitches.
Burberry will also be providing support for arts-after-school non-profit Wide Rainbow in New York and the International Youth Foundation, which works with community leaders and young people across the world.
Burberry has provided donations for vaccine research, donated 160,000 pieces of PPE and turned a Yorkshire factory making trench coats into one to make non-surgical gowns for medics and care workers. They have also contributed to FareShare, the Rashford-endorsed food distribution charity, meaning over 200,000 meals can be financed, as reported in The Guardian yesterday.
“We believe, especially now, it is so important to help them empower the emerging change-makers of tomorrow and continue their efforts to sustain and protect the vulnerable,” said Pam Batty, vice-president of corporate responsibility at Burberry.
The Burberry Foundation, the brand’s charity arm, was set up in 2008. As part of this, Burberry Inspire launched in 2018 – bringing art and culture into schools. More than 5,000 students from Yorkshire to New York have been involved. The brand also provides scholarships at universities including Parsons in New York and Central Saint Martins in London.
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