Everton stars celebrate club’s community work

  • The entire first-team squad attended the black tie event at St George’s Hall
  • Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott were among big names at star-studded event
  • Everton are due to head to warm weather training camp in Dubai on Wednesday  

David Wood for MailOnline

Captain Wayne Rooney, manager Sam Allardyce and new signings Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun attended a star-studded event as Everton celebrated 30 years of work in the community with a gala dinner.

The entire first-team squad attended the black tie event to celebrate the achievements of the charity since its inception in 1988 at St George’s Hall in Liverpool on Tuesday night.

One of the highlights was the £250,00 raised by David Unsworth and Under-23 players to help buy a property in the city to house vulnerable young adults on the cusp of homelessness.  

The entire first-team squad attended the gala dinner for Everton in the Community

The entire first-team squad attended the gala dinner for Everton in the Community

The entire first-team squad attended the gala dinner for Everton in the Community

Club captain Phil Jagielka told evertontv: ‘Just being around for 30 years is fantastic, but if you look at what the guys have done in that period, it is something we are really proud of,’

‘I am delighted to be here and to have played my part but the most important people are the guys who have put in all the hard work over the years.’

The event at St George’s Hall featured an auction of a signed boot from Usain Bolt, a pair of signed Muhamed Ali gloves and a WBA world title belt signed by reigning champion Anthony Joshua.

The gala evening raised nearly £40,000.  

New signing Theo Walcott was among the big names at at St George’s Hall in Liverpool

New signing Theo Walcott was among the big names at at St George’s Hall in Liverpool

New signing Theo Walcott was among the big names at at St George’s Hall in Liverpool

Everton celebrated 30 years of work in the community with a gala dinner on Tuesday

Everton celebrated 30 years of work in the community with a gala dinner on Tuesday

Everton celebrated 30 years of work in the community with a gala dinner on Tuesday

Everton were due to head to a warm weather training camp in Dubai on Wednesday. 

Allardyce said: ‘We’re going on a warm weather training break, yes.

‘We’re into our 41 game on Saturday and normally, by now, I would have taken any team away and they probably only would’ve played 40 matches, max.

‘So training in the warm weather and warm climates always made a massive difference to every team I’ve worked with. 

Striker Cenk Tosun was happy to show his support for the club's community scheme

Striker Cenk Tosun was happy to show his support for the club's community scheme

Striker Cenk Tosun was happy to show his support for the club’s community scheme

Everton were due to head to a warm weather training camp after attending the gala dinner

Everton were due to head to a warm weather training camp after attending the gala dinner

Everton were due to head to a warm weather training camp after attending the gala dinner

 

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