"It feels good to help others"

England Football Star Surprises Young Food Campaigner With PS5

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford thanked a young food poverty campaigner for his efforts by gifting him a PlayStation 5.

Jacob Worthington, a nine-year-old from St Helens, was inspired by the England star to raise money for FareShare, a charity that transforms surplus food into meals. As a result, Jacob managed to raise around £250 for the charity by completing four runs totalling 20km.

An image of both versions of the PlayStation 5, with two DualSense controllers
Credit: Sony

It’s needless to say that Jacobs efforts were a selfless act of kindness. However, to the nine-year-olds surprise, an unexpected gift arrived on his family’s doorstep, accompanied by a letter by Rashford himself. Here’s what the England player’s letter had to say:

“We are not kind to be noticed. We are kind because it’s the right thing to do. It feels good to help others. I’ve been so proud reading stories on my Twitter about the work you have been doing and how it has helped people in the last year.

To show my appreciation, I wanted to make sure that I acknowledged these kind gestures with a gift. Not all gestures are going to be rewarded but know that you are appreciated, and every time you look at this gift, remember how good it feels to look out for others.

“Keep shining, and keep smiling

According to Mr Worthington, Jacob’s father, the Footballer contacted him about sending the gift. However, the family wasn’t aware that it’d be a brand new console. At first, the father thought, “someone had sent Jacob something in a used PlayStation box”. Of course, it didn’t take the family long to realise the real contents of the package, which prompted Jacob to start “jumping around the room”.

Marcus Rashford Letter Food Campaigner PS5
Credit: Instagram/jacob_manunited

In response to receiving the gift, Jacob expressed how grateful he was while stating, “Rashford is my favourite player and I really hope I see him playing more for England”.

To learn more about the important work carried out by FareShare and make a donation, visit the charity’s official website!

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