BRANDON WILLIAMS has joined his Manchester United team-mate and campaigning hero Marcus Rashford in helping the city’s homeless.
The 20-year-old full-back has made a massive charitable donation by paying for meals for homeless families in Manchester as well as staff wages at the drop-in centre.
Brandon Williams has joined Marcus Rashford in donating to charityCredit: Getty Images
His donation includes paying for staff to open on Christmas day and feed homeless.
Additional meals are also being prepared for those in temporary accommodation.
And there are means for families living in poverty who would not normally be able to afford Christmas meals.
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Coffee for Craig is a charity in Manchester offering hot meals, showers and medical support at evenings and weekends to homeless people.
The Manchester United and England striker, who has campaigned for free school meal vouchers this year, has teamed up with Child Food Poverty Taskforce to stop kids going hungry over Christmas.
Rashford’s campaign this year secured two screeching U-turns from the Government who eventually agreed to help support vulnerable children over the holidays and give them meal vouchers.
Coffee 4 Craig is a charity set up to help Manchester’s homeless – donations can be made at www.coffee4craig.com
And he vowed to “fight for the rest of my life for it, because in my mind, no child should ever go hungry in the United Kingdom”.
Now, Marcus, 23, has launched a website with End Child Food Poverty, which has an interactive map to easily show people where they can go for help.
Councils, food banks, schools, charities and other businesses offering food support have all signed up to the website, so they can reach more families over the winter.
Rashford said: “Following the Government investment, it was important to me that we supported by communicating on the help available in local areas, working closely with Local Authorities, so that our vulnerable families know where to turn when faced with the toughest winter on record.
“In partnership with Co-op and Google, we have developed a central hub for those who need help and those who want to help.
“That second function was really important to me – everyone has a role to play in ending child food poverty in the UK and we wanted to support those who want to make a difference.
“There is still so much more to be done but the least children deserve this year, after loss and disruption, is a Christmas dinner on the table.”