The Supporters’ Club committee will be taking on their second cycle challenge, this time from Sligo to Goodison Park with the objective of raising £60,000 for the ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ campaign.
The ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ campaign will see David Unsworth and his team work throughout the season to reach a fundraising target of £230,000 to fund and develop a supported living initiative for young people in Liverpool, delivered by Everton in the Community. 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 place to stay in Liverpool.
Aside from offering young adults a roof over their head in difficult times, the Club’s official charity will play a large part in their development by providing them with access to key services, including health and wellbeing support and assistance with education employment and training, as well as encouraging them to contribute to the local community through the NCS programme and volunteering.
Following the success of the ‘We are Everton’ Sunderland to Goodison Supporters’ Club cycle challenge in 2013, the Supporters’ Club committee are back out to raise money for the ‘Home Is Where the Heart Is’ campaign. The cycle route has been determined by the group in respect of fan favourite Seamus Coleman, with a core group of 23 Supporters’ Club members setting off from Sligo Rovers Football Club on Saturday 17 June and cycling in convoy to Dublin before travelling back to England via ferry on Sunday 18 June, as they embark on the final 100 miles to Goodison Park.