Everton FC News: STAFF at Goodison Park will be hoping that David Moyes’s men won’t be the only trailblazers at the club this season.
A group of Blues staff have vowed to undertake the challenge of conquering the Inca Trail next May to raise funds for the club’s award-winning Everton in the Community charity – and they are on the lookout for fellow climbers.
Next May, Chris Clarke, business development manager for Everton in the Community, Clare Archibald, human resources officer, receptionist Deborah Hunter-Frackleton and Michael Jolliffe from the box office, will brave high altitudes for five gruelling days of trekking in Peru from Cusco to the celebrated site of Machu Picchu.
Inspired by the success of colleagues who conquered Kilimanjaro earlier in the year, the foursome are now in training for the challenge which will aim to raise £35,000 for community projects.
“The Kili challenge was hugely inspirational,” said Chris.
“To see them achieve such a fantastic feat inspired me and many more around here.
“Everton in the Community is my passion and to see other areas of the club getting behind us is fantastic. It’s one of the most dynamic and forward thinking charities in the country. We have some amazing specialists here.
“Employment, disability, social inclusion, day in day out they are changing lives. Ultimately, it will help all these groups reach their life goals.
“We started off as just coaching but now interventions and initiatives are having such an impact we’re being asked to deliver programmes with the NHS. That EFC badge is hugely inspiring and the fact we can make breakthroughs where others have failed, we have to respect.”
There are still five places left for those brave enough to join the climbing team and more information can be obtained by contacting Rowena Finn on 0151-530 5260 or alternatively, visit evertonfc.com/community to make a donation to the Inca Trail trek team.