England's Marcus Rashford caps off a busy week by making a call to an Everyday Hero

Thursday 18 Jun 2020
England's Marcus Rashford called Tracy Ormisher as part of PayPal's Everyday Heroes campaign

England’s Marcus Rashford surprised a grassroots football hero Tracy Ormisher with a recent phone call following her work in the community during lockdown.

As club secretary for Ribchester Rovers, a grassroots club in Lancashire, Tracy has been a key figure in developing the club’s youth section over her 17 years in the post.

And since the COVID-19 lockdown began, she’s gone above and beyond by joining the committee of the Ribchester Careline and brought together a number of clubs to help support vulnerable people in the village all while working full time as a health visitor.

 

She’s also helped towards organising shopping deliveries, prescription collections and deliveries and food bank donations.

Her work in this area led to her being nominated as one of PayPal’s Everyday Heroes by her colleagues, with a £500 gift via PayPal2.

Meanwhile, Rashford has been in the headlines himself this week following his quest to secure a continuation of free school meals for children during the summer break for families across the nation.

The Manchester United striker wrote an open letter to Government asking them to reconsider their decision to not issue meals across the summer, which resulted in a new summer food fund being set aside.

Rashford has also helped raise over £20m for food charity FairShare during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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By Nicholas Veevers