Everton U23 Manager David Unsworth and U23 squad have launched ‘Home is Where the Heart is’; a fundraising campaign to support young people on the brink of homelessness across the city of Liverpool.
'Home is Where the Heart Is’ will see Unsworth and his team work throughout the season to reach a fundraising target of £230,000 to fund and develop a supported living initiative for young people in Liverpool, delivered by Everton in the Community. The funds raised will be used to purchase, and operate, a house close to Goodison Park which will offer 16-23-year-olds who have fallen on hard times, or have perhaps fallen out of the care system, a place to stay in
Aside from offering young adults a roof over their head in difficult times, the Club’s official charity will play a large part in their development by providing them with access to key services including health and
wellbeing support and assistance with education employment and training as well as encouraging them to contribute to the local community through the NCS programme and volunteering.
'Home is Where the Heart Is’ will see Unsworth, his backroom staff and his full cohort of players host a variety of events and activities throughout the season to reach the fundraising target of £230,000.’