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Everton are 'a shining beacon for football'

11/01/2015  Comments (23)  jump
The Telegraph's Henry Winter lauds Everton for the success of their community outreach and support through the award-winning Everton In The Community.

In his piece, Henry expounds the variety of ways in which the club's official charity benefits the local area, from people with disabilities and homeless initiatives to work with young offenders and social-inclusion schemes.

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David Ellis
1 Posted 11/01/2015 at 11:35:48
Wonderful article - makes me proud to be a blue
Helen Mallon
2 Posted 11/01/2015 at 20:13:25
Very good article. I never knew just how much good Everton do in the community.
Brent Stephens
3 Posted 11/01/2015 at 21:13:21
Fantastic piece on the TW main page about Everton in the Community - I donÂ’t seem to e able to post a comment there, so...

... what a great piece it is in the Telegraph in appreciation of the "Everton in the Community" work. And just goes to show how footballers donÂ’t just train and piss off home.

"players such as John Stones and Steven Naismith run autism and homeless initiatives respectively. Everton work with young offenders, achieving a 76 per cent non-reoffending rate in the first year, compared with the national figure of 26%."

I assume Duncan is involved in the last initiative.

Colin Glassar
4 Posted 11/01/2015 at 21:39:45
Read the same, Brent. Great piece. I think Henry Winter likes us.
Tony Hill
5 Posted 11/01/2015 at 22:17:51
It is great to read and it does make me feel very proud of the club.
Nick Entwistle
6 Posted 11/01/2015 at 22:26:44
Never knew the extent EITC. That really is something special.

Just to be cynical, the government have invested ٥m into the scheme, is that the result of BillÂ’s Â’24/7 watch this space?Â’

Dennis Stevens
7 Posted 11/01/2015 at 22:42:15
ItÂ’s so impressive to see the limitless ambition of EITC to help people who need it. All involved deserve all the credit they get.
Tony Draper
9 Posted 12/01/2015 at 00:02:22

Through my work (Social Care), over 10 years ago, I was aware how dedicated Everton really are. Any direction that I was pointed in, I soon learned that IÂ’d bump into someone involved in one or more EvertonÂ’s "Give it Back" tendrils.........

Ours is not a cheap tawdry glory hunting club.....

But then

............those who understand need no explanation....

David Ellis
10 Posted 12/01/2015 at 02:20:56
Another reason to consider Stones as captain as soon as possible. Clearly a lad with some personality and substance.
Neil Gribbin
11 Posted 12/01/2015 at 07:47:30
What a fantastic article.
Makes me proud to be a blue.
Liam Reilly
12 Posted 12/01/2015 at 10:05:18
Awesome article; especially the parts on Naismith and Stones.

I really did know a little about this.

Drew O'Neall
13 Posted 12/01/2015 at 13:02:28
Nice to read Henry Winter has extracted his nose from Steven GerrardÂ’s lower crease to notice EvertonÂ’s stellar work.

Long may it continue.

Les Fitzpatrick
14 Posted 12/01/2015 at 12:51:10
So proud of my club...

I met Ossie at a function which was held the city centre, and my wife and I were blown away by what he and others do for the community. I remind my RS supporting pals of it every chance I get, it really pisses them off ha ha.

Keep it up, Blues.

Chris Jones [Burton]
15 Posted 12/01/2015 at 14:26:42
Nick #6, so needlessly cynical. Shame on you.

The Government see what great work the club is dong and gives us ٥ million to do even more. Just think what good those 30 people can do for others!

The article filled me with pride, and faith in humanity. Well done EFC, and to the other clubs rivaling us in their good works.

Alan McGuffog
18 Posted 12/01/2015 at 15:23:39
Amazed this was reported on at all by The Telegraph. Gave up looking at its sports page when it decided to become an LFC fanzine.
Tim Taylor
19 Posted 12/01/2015 at 15:25:35
David Ellis (10). I agree. As a parent of an autistic son it really is heart warming to hear someone of his age is so involved – I wonder if he has something related in his family? Anyway what a pleasant change that article was – proud to be Blue as always.
Paul Thompson
21 Posted 12/01/2015 at 17:33:44
I knew we did a lot, but that is staggering and makes you so proud. Plaudits not only to Nais and John Stones, but to the Chief Executive of Everton in the Community, Denise Barrett-Baxendale.
James Murphy
22 Posted 12/01/2015 at 17:46:14
Excellent work and thanks to Henry Winter (who I have always thought was a great sports writer) for taking his time and writing the article about Everton in the community.

Also proud to see the club involved with so many initiatives to help people less fortunate than others. Well done, Everton Football Club.

Phill Thompson
23 Posted 12/01/2015 at 22:31:32
Wonderful article, shared it on my Facebook page with #proudtobeanEvertonian
David Harrison
24 Posted 13/01/2015 at 18:40:41
Bloody hell. I knew we had a decent community programme but this is incredible. Great to hear people so passionate about community issues and as for John Stones!!! Captain and blues legend in waiting, this lad should be tied up for the rest of his career
Matthew Mackey
25 Posted 15/01/2015 at 13:29:43
(current) form is temporary but class is permanent. This is why we all signed up to supporting this wonderful club. It's in our blood and we can't explain why we love it - the highs and lows of following Everton. Unto death us do part.
Matthew Mackey
26 Posted 15/01/2015 at 13:33:55
We'll still be last on MOtD though.
James Marshall
27 Posted 15/01/2015 at 21:19:18
I live in Henry Winter's Dad's house – true story.

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