Marcus Rashford's You are a Champion' for schools

by book-ish in Crickhowell, Wales, United Kingdom

Marcus Rashford's You are a Champion' for schools
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On 3rd September 2021 we successfully raised £9,475 with 391 supporters in 56 days

We hope to get a copy of this inspiring, positive and practical book into the hands of as many young people in our local area as possible.

by book-ish in Crickhowell, Wales, United Kingdom

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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 our young people how to achieve their 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.

The past 18 months have been extremely tough on us all but especially our young people. We feel passionately that getting books, and particularly getting this book, at this moment into their hands can be a real game changer.

Crickhowell may be considered an affluent area but within a very short distance from our bookshop are some of the highest rates of child poverty in Europe. Around 200,000 children are living in poverty in Wales, or one in three of the total population, according to Save the Children charity. In addition, as many as 90,000 live in severe poverty. On both counts, Wales has the highest rate of child poverty of any nation in the UK.

  • Approximately 600,000 children live in Wales: of those, one in three, or 200,000, are in poverty (in households at or below 60 per cent of median income). 90,000 (14 per cent) are living in severe poverty (in households at or below 50 per cent of median income).
  • More than half (53 per cent) of Welsh children in low-income families are worried their parents are finding it harder to pay for everyday necessities such as food, heating and clothes.
  • A quarter of parents (25 per cent) living on low incomes in Wales report frequently skipping meals, and feel they have nothing else left to cut back on.
  • A fifth of Welsh parents on low incomes say stress about money affects their relationship with their children.
  • Rising living costs, high unemployment, cuts in public spending and benefit changes are all set to make the position in the years immediately ahead.

Each donation of x will get a book into the hand of a young person who needs it through our links with local secondary schools. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Our thanks and entry into a prize draw to win a signed, bookplated copy of 'You are a Champion' and a life size standee of Marcus Rashford for each £5 donated (e.g £10 = 2 x prize draw entries, £100 = 10 prize draw entries)

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