Registration is now open for supporters to take part in the last-ever Goodison Sleepout.
The final edition of one of Everton in the Community’s most popular events will take place on Friday 11 October 2024, and supporters looking to create final memories at the Grand Old Lady whilst raising money for Everton in the Community’s ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ programme can register their place now!
The news comes following the Club’s announcement last week that the 2024/25 season will be Everton’s last at Goodison Park before its move to its new waterfront home.
It costs just £25 to secure your place and we’re setting supporters the challenge to raise £132 or more to mark the 132 years of Goodison Park. Click here to secure your place now.
The Goodison Sleepout has become synonymous amongst Everton in the Community supporters since it was first hosted eight years ago in a bid to fight poverty and homelessness throughout the city.
The first edition in 2015 saw the event under the guise of a CEO Sleepout before former Under-23s Manager, David Unsworth led a campaign a year later to help Everton in the Community fund a dedicated programme which would support young people at risk of homelessness.
It saw the full Under-23s squad take part in the event in 2016, and their participation continued in the years that followed until 2019, where enough funds were raised to purchase a four-bedroom residential house which would allow Everton in the Community to launch the ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ programme that summer.
In 2020, Everton Women’s first team participated in the event for the first time, and the event continued in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and continued to raise money for the development and sustainability of the programme.
If you’re one of the thousands who have taken part over the years and chose to support Everton in the Community, you’ve helped us prevent 62 young people from being homeless since the programme was launched four years ago.
Not only have those young people found residential support, we’ve also been able to keep them on track to find education, training and employment. They’ve achieved key life skills, been given guidance to manage their finances, help with mending fractured relationships with family and friends as well as support with their mental and physical wellbeing,
And whether you’re one of those who’ve joined us over the years, or you’re yet to tick it off your list, join us at The Grand Old Lady in October 2024 for the final instalment of the Goodison Sleepout!