The Goodison Sleepout will return on Friday 6th March 2020, giving fans the opportunity to sleepout at Goodison Park whilst raising vital funds for Everton in the Community’s ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ project.
Now an annual event in the charity’s fundraising calendar, the fourth Goodison Sleepout will take place in the first week of March and Everton Under-23 manager David Unsworth and his entire squad of players and backroom staff have once again pledged their support to the event in aid of Everton in the Community’s homeless projects.
Following a fantastic event last year which raised close to £40,000 for Everton in the Community’s award winning ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ project, Unsworth’s side – who were crowned Premier League Two Champions in May – will spend the night braving the elements at Goodison Park in January of next year.
Everton in the Community’s ‘Home is Where the Heart Is’ campaign supports young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. So far, the funds raised from the project have been used to purchase, and operate a house close to Goodison Park for 16 to 23-year-olds who have fallen on hard times. In addition to providing accommodation, key services are also provided – from health and wellbeing support to education, training and employment.
Members of the public can join David Unsworth and his Under-23 squad for the Goodison sleepout and play their part in the ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’ project.
It costs £20 to register for the event and we ask those who are taking part to raise a minimum of £150 for the project.
The Under-23s boss has been a passionate supporter of the project ever since the first sleepout at Goodison in 2016 – and having slept under the stars at The Grand Old Lady four times – Unsworth knows all too well how difficult the Goodison sleepout will be come January:
“The Goodison sleepout has become an annual event in the calendar that myself and the squad always look forward too. Despite the difficult conditions and the freezing temperatures, it’s always an enjoyable night and provides us with the opportunity to be part of a fantastic project.
“Our lads have worked extremely hard to get to where they are now and consider themselves privileged to represent Everton Football Club every day; However, it puts things into perspective to think that there are individuals who are the same age as our lads who are at risk of living on the streets and have fallen on desperately hard times; it’s important that we play our part and do all that we can.”
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