None other than Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench has been appointed as honorary patron of our official charity, Everton in the Community (EITC).
The 77-year-old has accepted an ambassadorial role for EITC and will use her high profile stature to promote the good work of the charity.
This is not just pomp and ceremony either as Dame Judi and her family are Toffees and will further promote the EITC word.
Dame Judi said: 'I was truly honoured to be offered the chance to become involved in such a special charity and at my football club.'
'I am excited to be able to represent a charity, which continues to push social boundaries and help so many people across Merseyside and beyond.'
'The work the staff undertake on a daily basis is humbling and an inspiration to us all.'
Dame Judi is renowned throughout her own industry and known world-wide, a great appointment. She will take up her latest role immediately at the charity, in the last year EITC has also picked up national and international recognition for its work.
Blue Bill said: 'We are thrilled to welcome Dame Judi on board to our fantastic award winning Everton in the Community scheme.'
'Judi's husband Michael was an avid 'Blue' and her grandson Sam is following in his footsteps.'
'Judi keeps up with our progress from wherever her work takes her. She is a trusted friend and colleague and will be a fantastic asset to the charity.'
Well done again, EITC.
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