Goodison sleep out to raise awareness of homelessness

Goodison sleep out to raise awareness of homelessness

Stephensons, the national law firm, is delighted to be working with Everton Football Club to raise awareness of homelessness.

The Liverpool club will throw open its doors on Friday 25 November, allowing Evertonians to brave the elements and ‘sleep out’ at the historic Goodison Park to raise funds for Everton in the Community.

On Wednesday, solicitors from Stephensons’ Housing Law Team – Kate Hancock and Sarah Masters – met with staff and volunteers from Everton in the Community to learn more about the event, the charity’s work and the causes they support.

The proceeds of the sleep out will help support the vital work of Everton FC’s official charity, identifying and supporting vulnerable people and changing lives for the better. In return, 80 lucky football fans will be able to explore the stadium’s Park End, providing unique access to one of football’s most iconic grounds.

Participants will be expected to bring all they need to cope with the wintery conditions, with temperatures expected to drop close to freezing on Friday evening. They will be joined by Everton’s Under-23 team.

Stephensons has supported the initiative with a donation of £1,000 to help support homeless people across Merseyside.

Sarah Masters from Stephensons Housing Law Team, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Everton in the Community in raising awareness of homelessness in Liverpool and the area.

“Dealing with cases of homelessness ourselves, we see the immense challenges and dangers facing those who are forced to sleep on the streets. Initiatives such as the Goodison Sleep Out are a fantastic way to help us all understand these problems and how best to help bring about changes for the better.”