Inequality

Soccer player Marcus Rashford's letter to his 10-year-old self 

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The Premier League player has led a high-profile child poverty awareness campaign. Image: REUTERS/Michael Regan

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  • Manchester United and England soccer player Marcus Rashford has fronted a high-profile campaign to fund free school meals outside of term time.
  • He's launched a new partnership with fashion brand Burberry to support disadvantaged youth.
  • As part of the launch, he's written a letter to his 10-year-old self.
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Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United and England soccer player, has penned a letter to his 10-year-old self.

The letter was written as part of the launch of a new partnership with fashion brand Burberry, which will work on a series of initiatives to help disadvantaged young people.

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In the letter, Rashford calls on his younger self to "dream, because sometimes dreams are all you will have."

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Away from soccer, Rashford has risen to prominence in recent months through his campaign to extend a free school meals programme for disadvantaged students to run in school holidays.

You can read the letter in full below.

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