ABOUT THE E.F.P.F
TO RELIEVE, IN CASES OF NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS, PERSONS WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN FORMER PLAYERS OF EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB AND THE WIDOWS AND DEPENDENTS OF SUCH PERSONS
TO EDUCATE YOUNG PERSONS THROUGH THEIR LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES
TO PROVIDE OR ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION OR OTHER LEISURE TIME OCCUPATIONS IN THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT
Dr. David France identified the need to alleviate the medical and other concerns of former players, and with the support of Brian Labone Everton former player and Club Captain and lawyer Norman Jones, established the Everton Former-Players’ Foundation as a registered UK charity.It was one of the first organization of its kind in the world and ensured that any former-player who has made one competitive appearance for Everton Football Club qualified for help.
Under the direction of Chairman Henry Mooney and his Trustees, the Former-Players’ Foundation has gone from strength to strength and built an organisation which is seen as a model for other football clubs throughout Europe. Since it’s inception EFPF has helped many former players with physical, monetary or addiction problems. Its activities include fund raising events such as Golf Days, Play on the pitch, visiting former players & arranging trips to Wembley cup finals for those players who otherwise would not have been able to go.
Carrying on the Labone family tradition, Brian’s widow Pat kindly agreed to become the administrator of EFPF a few years ago. Most of the work of the Foundation has gone unseen by fans but not unnoticed by those it has helped and many of the former players will testify to the help and friendship the Foundation has provided. Friendships have also developed as an important part of the Foundation’s work and Christmas get togethers for former team mates are now part of the events that are organised. The Foundation also provides signed items for the use of other charities and has provided football shirts for charities in Africa. EFPF is also part of the wider former players community being a founder member of BAFPA (British Alliance of Former Players Associations) & EFPA (European Former Players Association). The Foundation can also be found on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. The Foundation can only work with the help and the generosity of both the Everton club and the fans and EFPF would like to thank all those who have helped the Foundation over the years and the years to come.
REGISTERED CHARITY No. 1080101