The Governor Becomes Ambassador For Everton In The Community
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Everton in the Community is pleased to announce that Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England has joined the ambassadorial arm of the Club's official charity.

Born in Fort Smith, Canada, Mark, who has family connections in Merseyside and is a professed supporter of Everton Football Club, joins an established group of ambassadors who are dedicated to championing the work of Everton in the Community.

In his role as an ambassador for the Club's official charity, Mark will work with Everton in the Community staff to raise the profile of their work to improve the lives of vulnerable and underprivileged people across Merseyside and beyond.

Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale MBE, CEO of Everton in the Community said: "To have secured the support of such a prestigious individual is absolutely tremendous for our scheme. We are thrilled that Mark is joining us as an ambassador and we are looking forward to working with him and hearing his ideas about how we can continue to develop Everton in the Community throughout Merseyside and further afield."

Speaking about his Everton in the Community ambassadorial role, Mark Carney said: "I am honoured to have been asked to serve as an Ambassador for Everton in the Community, a leading sporting charity with a quarter-century legacy of success in promoting health, education, social inclusion and equality of opportunity.  Through its award-winning initiatives, it has an impressive record of helping young people discover routes into education, training and employment, and its work supports a further 2,000 local charities each year. I am delighted to lend my support."

In addition to his duties as Governor of the Bank of England, Mark serves as Chairman of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board, a member of the Group of Thirty and of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.

Established in 1988, Everton in the Community is the official charity of Everton Football Club and has, over the last 26 years, grown to be one of the most well respected and pioneering sporting charities in the UK and has been at the forefront challenging health and social issues, including anti-social behaviour, disability, mental health and education.

Everton in the Community coaches, employees and volunteers work seven days a week to support their local community. In recent years, the charity has helped more than 250 local unemployed people become 'job ready' through its 'Everton 4 Employment' scheme; established the 'Imagine Your Goals' mental health programme with Mersey Care NHS Trust; and runs the biggest football programme for people with disabilities of any club in the world, with 26 teams for all ages and abilities.

In the last year alone the charity has reached out to 30,000 participants across all programmes, contributing to a 65% reduction in anti-social behaviour and a 79% reduction in crime in challenging areas, introducing an innovative mental health programme to support our ex-service personnel. Everton in the Community even made history when it became the first charity associated to a Premier League football club to open a Free School, 'Everton Free School'.

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Comments about The Governor Becomes Ambassador For Everton In The Community
Well done Mark great to have you on board once a blue always a blue COYB
Lawrenc Gregory, Aigburth Liverpool, 11:55 AM 10/09/2014
Good Canadian Kid!
Patrick, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 7:47 AM 10/09/2014
Where's the governors money bill?
Chris, Garston, 8:57 PM 9/09/2014
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