Everton Football Club and Liverpool Football Club are to come together to support the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Match-issued shirts from Monday night's Merseyside derby at Anfield will be signed and auctioned, with proceeds going to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)’s Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal.
Everyone associated with both clubs has been left deeply saddened by the destruction and huge loss of life as a result of the earthquakes, and the funds raised from the auction will help deliver much-needed aid directly to those affected.
More than 22,000 people are now known to have died in the earthquakes, with many more injured, missing or displaced. Hospitals and schools are among the countless buildings to have collapsed and, with freezing winter conditions hitting both countries, humanitarian needs are expected to grow in the coming days.
Details of the online auction of match shirts will be confirmed in due course. Supporters can also donate to the appeal directly by visiting dec.org.uk
The Premier League has announced that, as a mark of respect, all players and PGMOL officials will wear black armbands during the upcoming round of matches.
The thoughts of everyone at Everton Football Club continue to be with all those affected by Monday’s earthquakes.