Ed Sheeran is backing Marcus Rashford to feed school kids by opening his own breakfast club at his London restaurant

ED Sheeran has teamed up with Marcus Rashford to feed the nation’s school kids by opening his own breakfast club.

The 29-year-old singer has thrown open the doors of his restaurant Bertie Blossoms to lay on grub for needy kids.

Ed previously refused government cash to pay his team at the London celeb haunt when the furlough scheme was announced.

And now he’s put his weight by the Manchester United star’s drive to put food on the plates of the nation’s most deprived youngsters.

The Notting Hill eatery said on its Instagram page: "In these difficult times, Berties want to offer anyone who is normally entitled to a free school meal or who is struggling in these strange times, a hot breakfast.

"Drop in between 9am-11am tomorrow or 8am-11am for the rest of the week and we’ll be offering a hot breakfast, fruit and a hot or cold drink to kids – no questions asked.

"Either eat-in or take-out. We are with you, we are behind you and we love you! Spread the word."

During lockdown, the restaurant opened in the mornings and sold teas, coffees, bacon butties and pastries for takeaway.

The Shape of You singer insisted he did not need Government help to pay the ten staff at his restaurant and bar in the pandemic hit.

Bertie Blossoms — co-owned with his manager Stuart Camp — was forced to close in March.

It meant no work for Ed’s employees, who include bar and waiting staff, chefs and kitchen assistants.

Bosses can currently reclaim 80 per cent of staff wages from the Government.

But the singer’s representative said: "The business, co-owned by Ed Sheeran and Stuart Camp, is not, and will not, be accessing any Government scheme of any kind, including furloughing, grants, loans and so on."

Sheeran has already ploughed thousands of pounds into Bertie Blossoms, which was named after wife Cherry Seaborn.

Its last accounts showed the business owed creditors £1.7million.

The restaurant was opened last year with a glitzy party attended by guests including Peter Crouch.

Earlier this year it was granted permission to operate as a pub too.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, Manchester United star Marcus paid tribute to those donating food or fighting for change for children’s free meals.

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