BLUES legend Duncan Ferguson and local boxer Tony Bellew will be launching Everton in the Community’s new Vodafone JustTextGiving service at half-time during the Toffees’ fixture against Sunderland on Monday, April 9.

Ferguson and Bellew will be on the pitch at half-time on Easter Monday, encouraging fans to simply send a text and help the club’s official charity raise much-needed funds via the Vodafone JustTextGiving code unique to Everton.

The new service means it is even easier to help Everton in the Community. All supporters need to do is text EITC06 followed by a space, pound sign and the amount to 70070. For example, ‘EITC06 £2’.

The text is free to send and 100 per cent of the money donated goes to the Blues’ official charity. The amount you decide to donate will be deducted from your phone credit or added to your next bill.

Everton in the Community and Vodafone JustTextGiving is aiming to set a record for the most amount of money ever raised by football fans during a Premier League fixture using text donation and are urging fans to get involved.

The charity relies heavily on donations to be able to deliver vital programmes to improve the lives of vulnerable and underprivileged people across Merseyside. None of this fantastic and life-changing work would be possible without the kindness shown by the Club’s loyal supporters.

On Monday 9, EITC will also be holding some Easter fun in Stanley Park (adjacent to the Isla Gladstone Conservatory).

Between 12pm and 2.30pm, Junior Blues will be treated to fairground-style rides and activities, including mini go-karts, a bouncy castle and the EA Sports Hub.

For more information about the Vodafone JustTextGiving service, visit community