David Unsworth has thanked Evertonians for supporting his Under-23s team and their ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ fundraising campaign.
The initiative received a massive boost with the bumper attendance of 18,000 that were at the game against Liverpool at Goodison Park on Monday evening.
Bucket collectors were situated in and around the ground, with fans making willing donations.
After the match, which ended with a 2-1 win for Liverpool, Everton Under-23s lifted the Premier League 2 trophy.
Fans not able to make the fixture could purchase live coverage of the match, with all the money raised going towards the campaign, launched in late 2016 and aimed at supporting young people on the brink of homelessness across the city.
Unsworth and his team have worked throughout the season to reach a fundraising target of £230,000 to help develop a supported living initiative for young people in Liverpool, delivered by Everton in the Community.
Unsworth said: “The support we have had since the start of it has amazed me, the way it has taken off and the way people have got behind it.
“It’s an amazing project we have entered into and we are close to finalising it now.
“On and off the pitch, it’s been an absolute privilege this year.”
To read more about the Home Is Where The Heart Is campaign, click here