We want to open this blog entry by recognising the hard work and dedication that Marcus Rashford has put into trying to eradicate hunger by supplying and campaigning for free school meals. His recent petition to the government to extend free school meals hit over 1 million signatures just 2 weeks after it was setup. He joins an elite group of petitions that have managed to hit over 1 million signatures online; there has only ever been 4 other petitions to reach this amount. The aim was to get Boris Johnson to make the same decision he did just before summer when he decided to extend free school meals over the summer holidays as a result of the current pandemic.
The reality is, we are entering another nation-wide lockdown that is going to hit the country just as hard as it did before, if not, worse. Whilst experts are predicting that the economic impact will not be as severe this time around, but the social impact will be just as big of a problem. The pandemic has already highlighted the class divide in the country with thousands of people struggling to feed themselves and their families which is why Rashford’s initiative is so vital.
How can we help?
We have had a few meetings here at QTS about what we are doing as a company to help locally. We are currently raising money for Rainbows. It is a fantastic charity that are raising money for children and young people. But, after hearing about everything that Rashford is doing, we have been inspired to do more. We understand that many companies are helping at the moment which is why we want to know what it is that you need so that we can truly make a difference. So, if you are a local charity or are involved in one then please get in contact with Will and let us know what we can do.