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Weightmans partners with Everton in the Community to deliver youth education programme

Award-winning law firm Weightmans has partnered with Everton in the Community to deliver an education programme for young children in L4.

Weightmans has become an official partner of Everton in the Community, and will work together with the charity to launch a pilot programme which will work with young children — from birth to primary school age — to help bridge the education gap exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Data suggests that children presenting at nursery provision in a number of areas in Liverpool are below their key milestone expectation levels due to the lack of stimulation during lockdown.

The nurture project will tackle education inequality with its delivery focusing on confidence, experience through physical, outdoor and technology learning, as well as skills and knowledge through movement and literacy.

Weightmans has made a generous £15,000 donation towards the project which will also include naming rights to a purpose-built nurture room, within the Goodison Campus.  The nurture room will provide aspirational and motivational toys to learn through play.

Weightmans has also committed to providing support through mentoring, volunteering and skills sharing.

On Weightmans’ support of the project, Peter Forshaw, CSR Partner said: “We are a large employer in Liverpool and we feel it’s important to give back to the community we operate in. We have a strong community engagement ethos and encourage all of our people to become involved in volunteering and charity work.

“We believe strongly in the wealth of local talent and nurturing that and these values align perfectly to the work Everton in the Community delivers in our region.”

In addition, Weightmans has kindly offered its services pro-bono in support of The Goodison Legacy project — the reimagined community project based at Goodison Park after the Club has moved to a new 52,888 capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

Lesley Beattie, EitC Director of Development said: “It’s great to have the support of a leading Liverpool based organisation who mirror our commitment to the local community and are passionate to make education accessible to all with focus on providing life changing opportunities for young people.  Their support will leave a lasting legacy across the LCR.”