Everton’s Knowsleys Veterans’ hub receives donation
Everton in the Community has received a charitable donation from award-winning Liverpool law firm MSB Solicitors to support veterans living in the Liverpool city region.
The donation, totalling £19,776.13, is being made by law firm Cheesman & Company. MSB Solicitors acquired Cheesman & Company in July 2018 and has since worked alongside Christian Cheeseman to donate the funds to Everton in the Community’s ‘Knowsley Veterans’ Hub’ project, a programme supporting ex-service personnel with the transition from military life to civilian life.
In line with MSB Solicitors’ values and its commitment to the local community, the firm wanted to use the funds raised to support charities within the Liverpool city region.
Everton in the Community’s ‘Knowsley Veterans’ Hub’ programme supports veterans and offers support, training and social activities to help improve the lives of them and their families. Once veterans return home from a life in the forces they often struggle to adjust and the stress of making the transition from such a structured, highly disciplined lifestyle to civilian life can lead to a host of interlinked problems.
Since its launch in February 2016, the Club’s official charity has supported more than 550 veterans as well as moved 10 veterans away from homelessness. The programme has also provided support to 60 ex-forces personnel currently in prison and employed 13 veterans as match-day stewards. The charitable donation from MSB Solicitors will ensure that Everton in the Community can further develop its programme to support more veterans in need across the city region.
More than 40 social programmes
Everton in the Community delivers more than 40 social programmes a year, tackling a range of issues that are most prevalent on the streets of Merseyside including unemployment, mental health, education, poverty, youth engagement and dementia.
Everton in the Community is one of the UK’s top sporting charities and firmly established on the world stage of community sports development. As the Blues’ official charity it is considered one of the Premier League’s leading community schemes due to the quality and reach of its various programmes.
Since 1988, Everton in the Community has been at the forefront of social intervention across Merseyside, not afraid to tackle issues which others shied away from.
The Blues’ official charity is proud of its impressive achievements which include:
- Supporting 2,000 local charities a year
- Contributing to a 65% reduction in anti-social behaviour and a 79% reduction in crime in challenging areas across Merseyside
- 100% success rate on all education programmes
- Assisting almost 50% of participants on the employment programme to return to work
- 14 disability teams