Stars offer help to needy

Stars offer help to needy

It’s not just Marcus Rashford who is doing his bit to support millions of disadvantaged Britons – other unheralded footballers are also going the extra mile to support communities that are close to their hearts, writes Tony Yorke.
Rashford, the young and inspiring Manchester United and England forward, may be the one gaining all the plaudits publicly (and rightly so in many regards), but dig underneath the surface and you will soon find the likes of Lou Macari (pictured, above) and Ricky Lambert going about the business of making a difference.

Both men are doing their bit selflessly to help the homeless and people consumed by the growing problem of food poverty.

In Macari’s case, the former Manchester United and Scotland midfielder is the driving force behind the Macari Centre, a shelter for rough sleepers situated in Hanley near Stoke-on-Trent that he founded just over five years ago.

The 1977 FA Cup winner has fitted out a warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent with 48 ‘pods’ for home...

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