Belfast Telegraph

David Unsworth to take part in Goodison Sleepout fundraiser

Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth will put all speculation about his immediate future to one side as he prepares to spend a night sleeping outdoors for a charity fundraiser.

The former Toffees defender, who has been reinstalled as the bookmakers' favourite for the job on a permanent basis, will participate in the Goodison Sleepout for the second successive year on Friday.

Last season Unsworth and his Under-23 squad took part in the inaugural event, subsequently launching the club's 'Home Is Where The Heart Is' campaign which surpassed their £230,000 fundraising target in eight months.

They will repeat the feat as they sleep out in the Park End Stand tomorrow with over 180 fans to help raise awareness of homelessness in the city.

Money raised from last season's campaign paid for a supported living initiative for young people at risk of homelessness and next month the doors will open on a property in the Goodison Park postcode.

"We are doing it for the same reasons as we did last year, there are still people out there doing this for real every night and it is such a scary thing and we want to do everything we can to help stop this," Unsworth told evertontv.

"We want to give all those people on the streets of Liverpool a helping hand and get them off the streets and somewhere safe where they can get back on their feet again."

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