After the court ruling earlier this week that devastated the family and supporters of Alfie Evans, a little boy on life support at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, the family was in desperate need of funds to launch their appeal. Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright stepped in and helped, and now that appeal is set for March 1st.
Kenwright’s generosity is yet another example of why Everton truly is the People’s Club. What a wonderful kindness as this family goes through a difficult time. He’s not the only Evertonian reaching out to Alfie, though. Recently Alfie was sent signed kits from six different Everton players (as well as England and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy).
Massive thank you to @jonjoekenny8 @1TomDavies @gylfisigurdson @theowalcott @seamiecoleman23 @vardy7 for alfies signed tops they mean alot to his family and to alfie #alfiesarmy #alfiesfight #alfiesright #action4alfie #alfiesbattle #RELEASEOURSON ♂️ ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/uDSePYqoQ5— #ALFIESARMY (@Alfiesarmy16) February 14, 2018
It remains to be seen how Alfie’s appeal will progress, but our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. The work of Kenwright and others of the club in support of the family makes us all proud Evertonians, and is a perfect embodiment of why we’re a grand ole team to support.
If you would like to support Alfie’s cause financially you can do so at this link.
Cases like this are always difficult for all parties involved but Alfie’s parents has been courageous throughout, a brilliant credit to their family, their community, and their son. Tens of thousands of Alfie supporters will never forget his battle for life, regardless of the outcome, and that is a legacy that should make his family proud.