Leeds United players have donated 25,000 pounds to a campaign providing free school meals to children in Britain after being inspired by Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford’s efforts, captain Liam Cooper said.

On Thursday, Rashford urged local businesses to tweet using the hashtag #endchildfoodpoverty, which would allow the 22-year-old to locate them. Several have come forward to supply free school meals during half term in the United Kingdom.

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“Let’s do this Leeds. No children should ever go hungry. £25k guaranteed from the @lufc squad. We stand with you @Marcus Rashford,” Cooper tweeted on Saturday, adding the team would continue to back the cause.

 

Rashford forced a government U-turn in July when he won his battle to ensure free school meals during the summer holidays. He then proposed extending the…

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