- Marcus Rashford pleaded with the United Kingdom authorities to lengthen its meals voucher scheme, and his campaign has labored.
Modified 16 Jun 2020, 18:16 IST
The United Kingdom authorities has prolonged its meals voucher scheme for susceptible school youngsters following a campaign led by Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.
England worldwide Rashford wrote a letter to members of the House of Commons on Monday imploring them not to cease free school meals for deprived youngsters when time period finishes.
Vouchers got out over the Easter vacation due to the Corona Virus pandemic, however the scheme usually solely runs throughout time period time and so was due to finish subsequent month.
However, Rashford’s campaign to drive the federal government to rethink its method obtained widespread help on social media and has now resulted in Downing Street making a U-turn.
“Owing to the Corona Virus pandemic the prime minister totally understands that youngsters and fogeys face a completely unprecedented state of affairs over the summer time,” a spokesperson for prime minister Boris Johnson stated.
“To replicate this we might be offering a COVID summer time meals fund, this may present meals vouchers over the six-week summer time vacation interval.
“This is a selected measure to replicate the distinctive circumstances of the pandemic. The scheme is not going to proceed past the summer time.”
Rashford reacted to the information on Twitter, saying: “I do not even know what to say. Just have a look at what we are able to do once we come collectively, THIS is England in 2020.”
I don’t even know what to say.
Just have a look at what we are able to do once we come collectively, THIS is England in 2020.
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 16, 2020
Published 16 Jun 2020, 18:16 IST
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