Runners who took part in this year’s ‘Race for Life’ at Riverside College were treated to a special medal presentation, thanks to Everton in the Community (EitC).
EitC, Everton’s official charity, arranged for a group of former players and current Everton Ladies representatives to be on hand at the event, for a memorable finish-line experience on Friday 28 April.
Derek Temple and Duncan McKenzie were joined by Everton Ladies’ Kirstie Levell and manager Andy Spence before the group congratulated runners on their fundraising efforts for Cancer Research UK and awarded them with medals.
The visit, which was arranged by EitC as part of their ongoing apprenticeship partnership with Riverside College, comes as Everton Ladies prepare for their Spring Series clash on Sunday at Goodison Park.
EitC re-launched its Apprenticeship Programme last year, in partnership with Riverside College, last year and is now proud to have 68 people enrolled on the programme, with 34 based across Everton Football Club, Everton in the Community and Everton Free School.
Commenting on the day, Levell said: “We’ve been really focused on the training pitch as we edge closer to the end of the Spring Series, so it’s been really enjoyable to visit the college today and meet so many fundraisers.
“The College have been telling me about their strong links with the Club and I know that, together, they have created some great career options for people – so we’re happy to come along and be a part of their charity event.”
Everton Ladies will face Watford at Goodison Park on Sunday 14 May at 2pm, for their last home game of the Spring Series. Tickets are being offered to fans free of charge, with a suggested donation towards Everton in the Community’s ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ fundraising campaign.
Volunteers with donation buckets around Goodison to help raise much-needed funds for the campaign, which is seeking to raise £230,000 to house a living initiative for young people on the brink of homelessness across the city of Liverpool.
The funds raised will be used to purchase, and operate, a house close to Goodison Park, which will offer 16 to 23-year-olds who have fallen on hard times, or have perhaps fallen out of the care system, a roof over their heads.
The fixture will also offer unique matchday experiences, including the popular Fan Zone, free football coaching and special guests.