With Everton in the Community (EitC) currently immersed in Blue Family, the campaign jointly launched with Everton to maintain contact with fans and support and assist the most vulnerable and at-risk community members during the coronavirus pandemic, evertonfc.com is shining a light on the charity’s efforts across Merseyside and beyond.
Today, we are looking back at February’s EitC Showcase event, which saw manager Carlo Ancelotti, Director of Football Marcel Brands and First-Team Coach Duncan Ferguson join the first-team squad at in pledging their ongoing support to the charity and its work by signing a commitment pledge.
The 2019/20 Showcase highlighted the life-changing and life-saving work of EitC and, with almost 100 participants in attendance, the players learned about the charity’s programmes by engaging in a number of activities.
And this year evertontv employed a special roving reporter in Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who interviewed his teammates during the event!
See how Calvert-Lewin got on as he grilled Club captain Seamus Coleman, midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin… and grabbed an exclusive first English-spoken interview with Yerry Mina!
Watch DCL’s evertontv debut and learn more about the work of Everton in the Community in the video above or by clicking here.
EVERTON STARS TAKE PART IN EITC SHOWCASE
This year’s Showcase celebrated EitC’s 32nd birthday, with the entire first-team squad spending time finding out more about the charity’s flagship programmes.
The Showcase was Manager Carlo Ancelotti’s first time in witnessing the work of EitC and, after pledging his support to the charity, he visited each of the event’s six activity stations, learning about the initiatives as well as meeting the participants who directly benefit from them.
The Blues boss said: “From the first day I was here, I was told about the fantastic work of the Club’s charity and the impact it has on the lives of so many people.
“I was very pleased to see some of its programmes in action and I feel that it is important that myself and my squad are fully supportive of Everton in the Community and have a thorough understanding of how it helps the people of Liverpool.”
Leighton Baines, Alex Iwobi and Tom Davies joined participants from EitC’s Aged Veterans programme, finding out more about how the charity supports elderly ex-service personnel who are at risk of social isolation, and got stuck into a show and tell activity with the gentlemen who proudly displayed medals, photographs and other interesting artefacts from their army careers.