Fans For Diversity bring festive cheer to Everton
Christmas carolling was heard at Premier League Everton on Saturday 19 December thanks to Fans For Diversity.
The campaign provided funding to The Choir With No Name, a national choir consisting of people from the homeless community, to perform at the Toffees’ clash against Leicester City.
The Choir serenaded fans prior to the match at the Everton Fanzone with a number of festive songs before they were invited to enter Goodison Park to watch the game.
Despite the feel good atmosphere the choir provided it didn’t prove to be a successful day for Everton on the pitch as they lost 3-2 to the Foxes.
Speaking after the event, Anwar Uddin, lead on the Fans For Diversity campaign, said: “With choirs in London, Birmingham and Liverpool, we thought it’d be nice to get them along to a game.
“We spoke to Everton who liked the idea too and brought some of that Christmas spirit ahead of their game against Leicester City. Social problems come in all shapes and sizes and we have a Fans For Diversity fund which helped cover some of the costs while Everton were also great,” Anwar continued.
“They said thanks to the choir for performing in the Fanzone by giving them some match tickets which really made their Christmas as there are some massive Everton fans in attendance.
“There were also a few Liverpool fans too, although they didn’t wear the blue and white Santa hats! Overall it was a great day with a real festive feel.”
Find out more about the Fans For Diversity Fund by clicking here.