Just heard @spectator are planning to run a story on me tomorrow about how I have benefitted commercially in the last 18 months…To clarify, I don’t need to partner with brands. I partner because I want to progress the work I do off the pitch and…(1)
most of any fee I would receive contributes to that. Last summer, 1.3M children had access to food support, through my relationship with Burberry children have a safe place to be after school where they will be fed, following the November investment…(2)
vulnerable children have safe places to go this summer holiday, and due to my relationship with Macmillan 80,000 children now have a book to call their own.

Do I have a larger commercial appeal following the u-turns? I’m sure. (3)
But I’m also a Manchester United and England international footballer. Why has there always got to be a motive? Why can’t we just do the right thing? 🤷🏾‍♂️

Ps I actually enjoy reading bits from The Spectator now and again but this is just a none starter…

Have a good night all!(4)

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Wanted to share key points from a conversation with @Chartwells_UK this morning.
There is a meeting scheduled between Chartwells and @educationgovuk today.
(1)
Information provided –

FSM Hampers are currently distributed to provide 10 lunch meals per child across 2 weeks.

This concerns me firstly as I relied on breakfast club, FSM and after-school clubs. Is 1 meal a day from Mon-Fri sufficient for children most vulnerable?

(2)
Information provided –

The value uplift of the FSM Hampers has not yet come into play.

We have so many independent businesses who have struggled their way through 2020 – why can’t we mobilize them to support the distribution of food packages? Or am I being naïve?

(3)
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Paying close attention to the Commons today and to those who are willing to turn a blind eye to the needs of our most vulnerable children, 2.2M of them who currently qualify for Free School Meals. 42% newly registered. Not to mention the 1.5M children who currently don’t qualify.
Since March 32% of families have suffered a drop in income...

13.2% rise in unemployment expected...

We aren’t in the same position we were in in the Summer, it’s much worse. The number of children with little to no access to food has risen significantly.
🗣 @halfon4harlowMP

“If you feed children properly, you increase educational attainment, boost life chances and, therefore, cut costs in the long run.”

The attainment gap btw between disadvantaged and those better off is estimated to be 75%. A result of school closures...
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(1)
1.5million children have little to no access to food today...

As you pour your cereal, grab your pastry and your coffee to go this morning, think about that. 1.5million without any help at all.
(2)
Are we all just going to go about our day knowing that 1.5M 7-16 year olds need our help and our voice??

We need a long term framework to protect our children not another sticking plaster.

The asks remain the same and we won’t settle for less 👇🏾 (3)
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Imagine going to bed at night with a full stomach, preparing for a good sleep, knowing there are 1.1M helpless children who are probably wide awake listening to their stomachs grumbling or their parents sobbing, whose life could be significantly improved by one decision...(1)
If a child needs access to food at school, OF COURSE they need access to it at home! Why can't we provide assurance that our children will be protected during school holidays? Why is this even a question?? How do we justify not helping them?? People are losing their jobs...(2)
We are the 'United' kingdom. Surely we know right from wrong. I don't care where you are from or how old you are. You don't have to have experienced food poverty to know it is unacceptable in 2020. And this is not a COVID problem in the UK (3)
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5 Jul 20
Hi guys, wanted to update you on progress. As of Thursday, @FareShareUK are supplying 3.9 million meals to vulernable people all over the UK. I’ve been blown away with all of the support, you’re all amazing. Have a great Sunday ♥️
For further info:
fareshare.org.uk/summer/
Definitely spelt vulnerable wrong but you know what I meant 🤦🏾‍♂️
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