Everton FC’s Eggcellent Easter Visit!
Everton continued its 1878 Easter campaign on Friday afternoon when U21 manager Alan Stubbs and his assistant manager David Unsworth led a trio of their players to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in West Derby to distribute chocolate eggs.
Conor Grant, Chris Long and Conor McAleny joined Alan and David on the neuromedical and neurosurgical wards to spend some time with children and their families who are currently recuperating at Alder Hey and helping to deliver some Easter cheer to those who are spending time away from home.
After the quintet of U21 staff and players visited the wards, they were shown around the impressive facilities that care for over 270,000 children and young people every year and found out more about Alder Hey’s new hospital that will open in 2015.
Everton in the Community staff were also on hand during the visit; since 2008 the Club’s official charity have been delivering daily fun activity workshops at Alder Hey to sick and disabled children and their siblings.
After spending the afternoon meeting with local children and their families, U21 manager Alan Stubbs said:“I have visited Alder Hey many times throughout my time with Everton and am always blown away by the incredible work that goes on here and it has been great to come here today with David and some of our younger players and do our bit to hopefully put smiles on the faces of these children and their families.”
Irene Axon from Alder Hey Children’s Charity said: “We are delighted to be part of Everton’s Easter 1878 Giveaway. It was lovely to see young footballers giving their time to visit us. Our patients and families certainly enjoyed it! Thanks to Everton for their continued support.”
Earlier this month, the Club announced plans to deliver 1,878 chocolate eggs to deserving community groups in the region.
Fans wholeheartedly backed the campaign with their own nominations and also donated eggs in the Fan Zone before Sunday’s victory over Arsenal, with large donations also being gratefully received from local Sainsbury’s stores.
Blues duo John Stones and Graeme Sharpy kicked off the 1878 Easter campaign on Tuesday when they visited Whiston Hospital and the next week will continue to see those associated with the Club and famous Blues continue to deliver Easter eggs across Merseyside to both worthy community groups and Everton in the Community projects.
- See more photos from the visit on Everton FC’s website.