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Mon 03 Jun 2019
'I Feel Proud To Be Part Of Something That Really Matters'
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"I feel I am part of something that really matters.
"I have worked for some big organisations like the BBC – but to actually feel proud to be part of a project is something else, actually.
"And I do feel proud to be part of this." - Charlie Lambert, retired sports journalist and EITC volunteer
To mark Volunteers' Week 2019, evertonfc.com will be shining a light on those whom without Everton in the Community would not be able to offer the life-changing, life-saving programmes they do.
At present, the Club's official charity relies on the contribution of 240 volunteers, who between them completed 9,571 hours of voluntary service during the 2018-19 season, at a value of almost £80,000 when compared to the National Living Wage.
One such volunteer is Charlie Lambert, a former sports journalist who worked for the BBC for more than two decades, as well as writing for newspapers including the Liverpool Echo and Daily Mail.
Now retired, he regularly helps out at sessions of Everton in the Community's Pass on the Memories programme at the Blue Base facility in Liverpool 4.
In the video above, Charlie explains how he came to get involved with Everton in the Community, the friendships he has cultivated through volunteering, and why the experience has given him a sense of pride wholly different to that from his achievements as a highly-respected writer.
Watch the video above or here. Users of the official Everton app can also navigate to the 'Video' section.