Marcus Rashford The Hive project

by Linghams Bookshop in Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom

Marcus Rashford The Hive project
We did it
On 27th September 2021 we successfully raised £2,081 ( + est. £190.25 Gift Aid ) with 44 supporters in 68 days

A Copy of Marcus Rashford's You Are A champion into the hands of 3000 children who attend The Hive in Birkenhead .

by Linghams Bookshop in Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom

I want to show you how you can be a champion in almost anything you put your mind to.

Marcus Rashford MBE is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now the nation's favourite footballer wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life.

Written with journalist Carl Anka, You Are a Champion is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life, brilliant advice and top-tips from performance psychologist Katie Warriner. It will show you how to be the very BEST that you can be.

It shows kids how to:
- Be comfortable with who you are – you can't be a champion until you're happy being you!
- Dream big
- Practise like a champion
- Get out of your comfort zone and learn from your mistakes
- Navigate adversity in a positive way
- Find your team
- Use your voice and stand up for others
- Never stop learning


Linghams bookshop, Heswall  are supporting both the Hive and Tranmere Rovers to crowd fund a project to raise enough funds to get a copy of Marcus Raashford's book into the hands of  3000 children who attend the Hive in Birkenhead, and support the many initiatives Tranmere are running to help young football fans.

The Hive is a very special center in Birkenhead, an area where one in two children live in poverty. This has been a lifeline for some children during the last 18 months.  It is officially known as the Wirral Youth Zone, it is a purpose built facility for young people aged 8 to 19 and up to 25 with disabilities.

During the pandemic the Hive have kept in constant touch with over 3000 children to ensure they have access to this facility in the heart of their community. 

To get a copy of this book into the hands of these children is a huge task and we need your help to do this .  

Each donation of £5 or more  will get a copy of this book into the hands of a young person who attends the Hive, and through our links with Tranmere Rovers Football Club, we hope to deliver many more books across the Wirral.

Tranmere Rovers have been brilliant during the pandemic providing food and other support and showing they are more than just a football club.

Between us all we can make this happen and unlock the joy of reading for many more young people and give them inspiration and support



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

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Our thanks from all of us and entry into a prize draw to win a signed bookplated copy of " You are a Champion" and a life sized standee of Marcus Rashford. For each £5 donated ( eg £10 = 2 x prize draw entries, £100 = 10 prize draw entries , £1000 = 200 prize draw entries)

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