Prince Edward will officially open Everton’s new People’s Hub on Spellow Lane today.
The new home of the award winning Everton in the Community charity, His Royal Highness will be given a tour of the facility at lunchtime before unveiling a celebratory plaque.
As part of his visit which begins at 12.30pm, Prince Edward will explore the site’s Cruyff Court, which was opened by Everton manager Ronald Koeman last month.
The multi-sport pitch, which will house an EitC amputee football fixture on the day, provides children and adults in the local neighbourhood with a safe place to play sports.
The People’s Hub is an innovative community campus which will form part of the Blues’ legacy in the area they have called home for 125 years, when they relocate to the Bramley Moore Dock.
Everton’s community staff members began moving into the site in December and it has since become a hive of community activity, housing many of the charity’s award-winning projects during the day.
Phil Duffy, Executive Director of Everton in the Community, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming The Earl of Wessex to our new home and showing him what the charity gets up to each day of the year.
“As the club continues to grow, the official opening of The People’s Hub marks a huge step in our aim to create a lasting legacy around Goodison Park. We hope that participants and local residents will enjoy using the site for recreation, support and socialising for many years to come.”