Coronavirus: Everton launch outreach campaign to support society's most vulnerable

20 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Everton's chief executive, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said in a statement that the absolute priority for the club remains the health, welfare and safety of supporters, staff and the wider community.

The club have committed £50,000 to the initiative, which aims to assist the most vulnerable, socially isolated and at-risk people in society.

Everton's chief executive, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, said in a statement that the absolute priority for the club remains the health, welfare and safety of supporters, staff and the wider community.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Everton have launched a local community outreach campaign to support the most vulnerable members of society. The campaign was announced shortly after the UK government implemented a series of country-wide restrictions to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Starting on Friday, schools have been directed to close across the UK, where more than 100 people have now died from the virus, while English football has been postponed until at least 30th April.

Everton's chief executive, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, thanked supporters for their patience in a statement.

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