Marcus Rashford

Marcus wins This is Manchester Supernova Award

Monday 14 December 2020 16:16

Marcus Rashford has been recognised at the This Is Manchester Awards for 2020.

This Is Manchester 2020 pays tribute to people, heroes, places, organisations and communities that have shown resilience and true Mancunian grit and determination.

This year, four awards have been presented including the Supernova award which goes to Marcus, for his heroic efforts to shine a light on child food poverty.

Rashford said: “I’m honoured to receive this award and would like to thank those who have nominated me for it.

"This award demonstrates the power of working together to fight a common cause. So much more needs to be done though, in the fight against child hunger and this award will help motivate me and those involved to continue our efforts."

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And messages of congratulations have been quick to follow. Last year’s Supernova winner, Fred Done CEO of Betfred said: "Manchester is proud of you Marcus."

2018 Supernova winner John Roberts, founder of said: "Talent is evenly distributed but opportunity is not, thank you Marcus for your extraordinary work in shining a light on this national disgrace."

Fareshare’s Head of Development Miranda Kaunang said: "This year’s been like no other and you’ve helped us reach over 11,000 charities with really important food supplies and, most importantly, you’ve helped to change the future for millions of children in this country. Congratulations."

TV Personality and TIMA Presenter, Jenny Powell said: "Marcus, for all the parents. like me. who are relieved there are role models like you, thank you."

Nominations for the 2020 This is Manchester Awards began in August and were open to all business, organisations and individuals accross Greater Manchester and Cheshire regions. Entries were welcome from anyone wishing to nominate themselves, someone else, business or Individual /person(s) that have shown resilience and courage. Organisers were overwhelmed by the number of entries received.

This is Manchester Awards organiser Ziara Siddique said: "In a year where action and compromise has never been more important, we needed to adapt. Because, this year more than ever it felt right to recognise the resilience and brilliance of our organisations, communities, charities and volunteers who have all risen to challenges."

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Marcus is proud of the latest recognition for his off-field work and pledges to continue fighting child poverty.

"We might not be able to stage a big event but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t uphold the spirit of the awards – we’re Manchester after all and we do things differently here. Our City, United!"

"Congratulations to Marcus and all our worthy winners. We were overwhelmend by the support and the entries. Thank you, Manchester."

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