The Blues were celebrating not only the scoreline on Saturday but the re-naming of the Club’s community department.
Everton in the Community launch
Over 150 Everton in the Community staff and volunteers took to the pitch ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash against Stoke City at the weekend to mark the re-brand by waving their hands in the air to signify the charity’s ethos of providing a helping hand to local neighbourhoods.
To celebrate, face painting was on offer in the Family Enclosure and foam hands were given out to all children attending the match.
Everton in the Community delivers a range of award-winning programmes throughout Merseyside, North Wales and even Shanghai to open up routes into training and education.
Commenting on the charity’s rebrand Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton in the Community Chief Executive, said: “Everton in the Community succinctly sums up who we are – Everton Football Club’s helping hand in the local community.
“Our charity is dedicated to reaching out across local neighbourhoods to deliver award-winning programmes covering education, social inclusion, disability, equality and diversity, sport, health and physical activity.
“We are delighted to work under the banner of Everton opening up inclusive opportunities for all and bringing the Club closer to our fans.
“The work we do makes a real difference to the lives of local people and through his we have been recognised on a local and international level, most recently at the North West Football Awards as ‘Best Community Scheme of the Year’ for our mental health programme ‘Imagine Your Goals’.”
There are many ways you can get involved to help Everton in the Community continue their vital work in the local area. From financial donations to volunteering your time to help with the events and programmes they run, your participation will go a long way to helping Everton continue to make a difference on Merseyside.
To get involved, contact Everton in the Community on 0151 530 5253.