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4 November 2020
talkSPORT is supporting Manchester United and England star, Marcus Rashford's #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY campaign with a talkSPORT takeover of FareShare to include coverage of the cause across the day on the station.
Throughout the day the talkSPORT family will be visiting various FareShare centres across the UK and broadcasting live to highlight the need for more volunteers throughout lockdown.
talkSPORT Breakfast will be live from FareShare UK in Deptford with Laura Woods, Ally McCoist and Carlton Cole with Steve Harmison joining live from the Newcastle centre to share their experiences with listeners whilst talking all things sport.
From 10am the White & Jordan show will be joined by Trevor Sinclair live from FareShare Manchester, where the new warehouse is named after Rashford’s mum, Melanie. Throughout the rest of the day listeners will hear from talkSPORT talent and leading footballers in Southampton, Bristol, Ipswich and Manchester.
FareShare Ambassador and child food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford said: “I want to give a big shout out to talkSPORT for highlighting the vital work that is taking place across the UK to support our most vulnerable children. It's so important that the child food poverty conversation remains at the forefront of our thinking to support education and understanding. We all play a role in this and just listening could be the role that you play. A big thanks to talkSPORT and stay tuned.”
Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton said: “Marcus Rashford has captured the attention and imagination of the nation with his campaign and the vital work of FareShare. FareShare is a force for good, supporting vulnerable communities all across the UK, especially as we approach a second national lockdown. Throughout our talkSPORT Takeover we will be highlighting how our listeners can get involved and support the charity to get more food to those who need it.”
The campaign has won support across the football family to support Marcus’s campaign From EFL clubs including Burton, Millwall, Bristol City, Plymouth, Bradford and Forest Green right up to the Premier League.