Disadvantaged children will be given free school meals over the Christmas holidays!
Marcus Rashford forced UK government to make dramatic U-turn.
According to Metro, Boris Johnson personally phoned Manchester United star Mr Rashford after he played against Everton on Saturday to alert him to the decision to lay on £170 million of extra funding for the plan, which has delighted child poverty campaigners.
The Manchester United striker earlier request to extend the free meal over the holiday was denied after the members of the parliament voted against it but the government has now reversed the decision.
“To the campaigners, charity workers, volunteers, teachers, care workers, key workers, that have fought for this level of progress for years, thank you. This is YOUR victory. Never underestimate the role you have all played. I’m just honoured to be on this journey with you 🇬🇧
Kindness is power. Have a great Sunday everyone ♥️”
Marcus Rashford posted on Facebook.