Manchester United Player Becomes Youngest Person on Sunday Times Giving List


English soccer player and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has appeared at the top of the Sunday Times Giving List. The list, from the UK’s biggest newspaper, is an annual measure of the generosity of those who are best-equipped to make a difference.

Rashford, 23, is the youngest person to rank on the Giving List, which ranks wealthy Brits based on the amount they donated to (or raised for) charity against their net worth in the Rich List.

Rashford doesn’t appear on the paper’s Rich List, but he did appear for the first time on the Young Rich List, with a net worth of 16 million pounds. As an acting ambassador for FareShare, a charity network aiming to relieve food poverty and reduce food waste in the UK, Rashford was able to fund an estimated 20 million pounds of additional donations to the charity. It helped earn him a Giving Index of 125, or 125% of his net worth.

FareShare chief executive Lindsay Boswell told The Times, “We are delighted he’s been honoured in this way. Marcus’ support for FareShare over the last year and his commitment to tackling child hunger has simply been incredible.”

But Rashford’s efforts go beyond his work with FareShare. He’s twice forced Boris Johnson’s government into U-turns over the provision of meals during school holidays, ensuring children in need received free meals throughout those breaks. And last year he helped form a child poverty task force, forging partnerships with supermarkets and food brands in a bid to increase access to food for poorer children.

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