Everton Under-23s boss David Unsworth is hoping Evertonians take advantage of FREE entry to Goodison Park to celebrate his title-winning side and boost the ’Home Is Where The Heart Is’ campaign.
The young Blues were confirmed as inaugural Premier League 2 champions on Monday evening, after second-placed Manchester City fell to a late defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
Unsworth’s side now face the Reds in the Merseyside mini-derby at Goodison to close their season on Monday 8 May (7pm kick-off), with tickets now available to collect from the Park End box office, Everton One and Everton Two.
The evening presents a chance for supporters to see the Toffees lift the Premier League 2 trophy and watch a mini-derby, while also learning more about the squad’s fundraising campaign and support their efforts to raise £230,000 to help the city’s homeless.
As the game is a dedicated fixture to raise awareness and funds for the ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ campaign, which has as its goal the development of a supported living initiative for young people between the ages of 16-23, there will be donation buckets on entry at the turnstiles for fans to show their support.
When asked for an update on how the fundraising drive was progressing, coach Unsworth said: “It’s going great. It has been an absolute privilege to work alongside Everton in the Community and the Home Is Where The Heart Is committee.
“Hours and hours of work has gone on behind the scenes and it is also great the way the players have all got behind it.
“The way this project has taken off has astounded me, it really has. It has captured everybody’s hearts. We’re around three-quarters of the way to our grand total and now we need a final push so we can get it up and running to cap off a great on and off the pitch.”
If you are unable to attend the game, you can watch it live on evertontv. A £3.99 donation to the ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ fund will give you exclusive live access to the full 90 minutes of the game – with commentary provided by Darren Griffiths and a Club Ambassador. Visit evertonfc.com/U23Live to make your donation and book your live stream.
The funds raised will be used to purchase, and operate, a house close to Goodison, 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.
For more information, and details on how to donate to the campaign, click here.