PROFESSIONAL Liverpool has joined forces with Everton’s official charity, Everton in the Community, to help provide support for communities throughout the city region.The partnership will run until the end of 2021, hosting and participating in a number of fundraising initiatives and volunteering opportunities to raise vital funds to further develop the charity’s 40+ social programmes that support those most in need, tackling issues such as poverty, mental health, education and employability.
Professional Liverpool is a member organisation that represents the professional and business services (PBS) community across the city region, providing innovative opportunities for its members to learn, connect, belong and grow.
The events will utilise speakers from Everton in the Community as well as key players from Liverpool City Region’s professional community, giving the charity a chance to showcase the breadth of its life-changing and life-saving work.
Andrew Ruffler, chief executive of Professional Liverpool, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing our collaboration with Everton in the Community, which we see as essential in helping us build a stronger organisation that has a positive impact on the people we employ, work with, and represent.
“Through this collaboration, we are hoping to not only bolster the amazing work Everton in the Community is doing across LCR, but also enabling our members to support and participate in a number of activities which will deepen their engagement and understanding of important issues like social mobility, and promote positive wellbeing during these challenging times we’re experiencing.”
Lesley Beattie, Director of Development, from Everton in the Community, said: ”We are thrilled to be working with Professional Liverpool, an organisation that shares our vision and values.”