Man Utd hero Marcus Rashford praises Chelsea pals Mason Mount and Reece James for incredible charity work

MARCUS RASHFORD has hailed Reece James and Mason Mount for “amazing” charity work he believes can help change the world.

Praise for the Chelsea duo could hardly come from a greater source of inspiration, given that Manchester United striker Rashford MBE has won plaudits all round for fighting child poverty.

Man Utd star Marcus Rashford has been a role model for millions with his charity work and campaigning, forming the Child Food Poverty Task Force 

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount supports Together for Short Lives, which helps very ill children and their families

Blues defender Reece James helps London-based food charity The Felix Project

And Rashford, 23, believes his England pals can make a huge difference, especially as they have the power to influence many thousands of people through their wide followings on social media.

Right-back James, 21, has been helping The Felix Project hand out healthy food to charities and schools.

Meanwhile, 22-year-old midfielder Mount is a patron of Together for Short Lives, supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

And after winning the Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award, Rashford said: “It is great.

“The fact people are doing it off their own backs is an amazing feeling and for the future it is going to help massively for kids that are not born yet.

“It is going to be a different environment which they come in to.

“Hopefully it continues and more and more people come on board and start to do their own things, their own little ways of helping people. That is how change happens.”

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And as Britain anxiously wonders when the coronavirus pandemic will ease, including the third national lockdown, Rashford is enthused by fellow footballers stepping up to the mark.

The United academy product said: “We have all experienced a tough year and change needs to happen, which is evident. 

“The fact people like Reece and Mason are doing that is amazing to see.”


Marcus Rashford says his child food poverty campaign is only just beginning

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