MARCUS RASHFORD RECEIVES MBE AS PART OF QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS

On July 15, it was announced the Manchester United striker will receive an honourary doctorate degree from the University of Manchester, and now he is to receive an MBE

MARCUS RASHFORD RECEIVES MBE AS PART OF QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS

England forward Marcus Rashford has been honoured with an MBE in Queen Elizabeth's birthday Honours list.

Earlier in the year, the 22-year-old campaigned for the government to allow about 1.3 million children to claim free school meal vouchers in England's summer holidays during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rashford, who has asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson to extend that scheme, said he felt "honoured" to be honoured.

Also, Great North Run founder Brendan Foster has received a knighthood.

Foster, a Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion, competed at three Olympics for Great Britain before beginning a commentary career in 1980.

He founded the Great North Run  which is the UK's biggest running event in terms of participation, and went on to cover nine summer Olympic Games for the BBC, retiring from commentary in 2017.

The MBE means "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire."


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