Rashford has hit headlines a number of times this year thanks to his charitable efforts.
While football was kicked to the sidelines this Spring, Marcus Rashford focused his efforts on the greater good – using his huge platform for a cause incredibly close to his heart: food poverty. The Manc-born footballer has consistently fought for the cause – this year in particular – and now, the BBC is set to release a 60-minute access-all-areas documentary that follows his campaign.
Remaining open and candid about his former struggles with food poverty as a child, the BBC cameras will document Marcus’ journey to further understand the issue – all while fighting hard to tackle the problem at hand. His efforts sparked a huge domino effect within communities this year, with businesses and individuals alike all stepping up to feed hungry children during the October half term. This, along with his work that famously forced the government to U-turn on their decision to not feed eligible children during the summer break, will feature in the special documentary.
Clare Sillery, BBC Head of Commissioning for Documentaries, said: “Everyone will be familiar with the Marcus Rashford we see on the pitch but this documentary will offer a deeper insight into the man himself. Through our access we hope viewers will get to see just how passionate and determined he is about tackling child food poverty in Britain today”.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport said: “Marcus’s endeavour to give a voice to those who find themselves in a situation that he too is familiar with has been greatly admired and the panel wanted to ensure he was recognised for that. In a year that has been challenging for everyone, but particularly vulnerable families, he has gone above and beyond to transcend his sport and make a real difference. This award is a tribute to a remarkable young man.”
The new documentary will air on BBC One, December 21 at 7pm.
[Featured image: BBC]