London fashion brand Burberry has joined forces with Marcus Rashford, who recently became an MBE after campaigning to end child food poverty, to support young people around the world.
Burberry has pledged support to UK youth organisations in Manchester and London, as well as charities with a global reach. Programmes include education, supporting young creatives and artists and helping entrepreneurs tackle the world’s most significant challenges.
Youth organisations in Manchester which Burberry are supporting include Norbrook Youth Club and Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, both youth centres supported Rashford’s childhood.
Burberry will also be contributing to New York City based non-profit, Wide Rainbow who provide access to the arts and education in neighbourhoods across the United States.
The International Youth Foundation will also be beneficiaries of the partnership, with support going to the Global Resilience Fund to aid communities and young people around the world.
Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Burberry, Pam Batty said: “This year has substantially impacted young people, and we wanted to mark this festive season by giving back to the incredible youth centres and charities making a life-changing difference through providing safe spaces and vital support.
“We believe, especially now, it is so important to help them empower the emerging change-makers of tomorrow and continue their efforts to sustain and protect the vulnerable."
Author: Charlie Farmer