Jackson Lees Group raises over £3,800 for EitC

Fri, November 24th, 2017

Jackson Lees Group raises over £3,800 for Everton in the Community

On Friday 10th November, a team from the Jackson Lees Group slept-out at the home of Everton Football Club, Goodison Park, raising over £3,800 for Everton in the Community.

A team of 17, including Brian Cullen (Chief Executive), Joanna Kingston-Davies (Chief Operating Officer), Lance Flor (Chief Financial Officer) and fellow board member Chris Topping (Law Society Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2016), spent the whole night out in the Park End stand.

Established in 1988, Everton in the Community is the official charity of Everton Football Club. The charity delivers a wide range of programmes to promote health, education, social inclusion and equality of opportunity to over 30,000 participants every year across Merseyside and North Wales. Everton in the Community is widely regarded as one of the leading football club community programmes in the country.

Over 200 people braved the cold weather on the evening, including Everton Manager David Unsworth and the club’s Under-23s. After the sleep-out, David Unsworth said “It’s been another terrific yet eye-opening sleep-out here at Goodison Park. Last year’s sleep-out culminated in the launch of our “Home Is Where the Heart Is” campaign and less than 12 months later, we have raised more than £250,000 and have secured a property to house vulnerable young adults on the cusp of homelessness.”

Brian Cullen, Chief Executive at Jackson Lees Group, said “I am proud of our team for taking part and for the generous support we have received. For one night we had a small glimpse into the reality of being homeless – it makes you realise just how fortunate you are to have security and somewhere to call home. The number of people who find themselves sleeping rough in the North West is increasing, it is not an issue we can ignore. Everton in the Community are doing some fantastic work and we know that the efforts of everyone on Friday will make a difference.”

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