Everton in the Community has been named Charity of the Year at the national Charity Times Awards in recognition of its ground breaking work across Merseyside.
The Blues’ official charity topped the prestigious ‘Charity of the Year’, with an income of £1m to £10m category, beating off competition from six other charities from around the UK, including the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, CHICKS and Women for Women International - all of which deliver invaluable services to those most in need.
Officials from Everton in the Community attended a prestigious gala dinner on Thursday 18 October, which took place at London’s impressive Lancaster London Hotel, where all the evening’s 26 winners were revealed to the UK’s charitable and voluntary glitterati.
Everton in the Community’s Chief Executive, Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to receive such a big award in the charity sector. The Everton in the Community staff and volunteers work so hard and we’re all truly delighted to be making such a difference within our community.
“It’s a great feeling to receive such wonderful recognition from our peers for all the hard work that goes into what we do and it really inspires us as a team to grow the charity further and help even more people with a significant need,” added Denise.
The Charity Times Awards began in 1999 to honour, support, promote and provide recognition for UK charities and their management.