Post by Everton News. on Apr 28, 2019 10:37:29 GMT
Goodison Park will be illuminated in blue and purple on Sunday 28 April as the Club marks one year since young Evertonian Alfie Evans passed away.
The Dixie Dean statue and the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand will be lit up in Alfie's memory.
Alfie’s parents Tom and Kate, along with members of their family, will hold a vigil at the Dixie statue.
Alfie was just 23 months old when he passed away, having spent more than a year in hospital with a rare neurological condition.
The Club and Everton in the Community is currently supporting Tom and Kate with their plans to form a charitable foundation in Alfie’s name, with more information to be released in due course.
Alfie’s dad Tom was bestowed with the Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright's Blueblood Award at Everton’s End of Season Awards, The Dixies, in 2018.
The annual honour is given to individuals who the Chairman believes “embody the Evertonian spirit”.
After being presented with the award, Tom said: “My dream as a child was to play for Everton. I remember watching Rooney score that goal against Arsenal in my brother’s bedroom and I wanted to follow in those footsteps.
“Then when we had Alfie I wanted the same for him. I wear the badge with pride no matter the situation and Alfie wore his no matter his situation.
“I couldn’t be more proud to support this club because of the support I’ve received and I’m just glad Alfie got to wear the kit and was part of Everton."