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Howard Kendall in Charity Book Signing
by Ed Bottomley

Holy Trinity - AmazonEverton’s greatest manager, Howard Kendall, will be signing special editions of his acclaimed autobiography, Love Affairs and Marriage, ahead of Everton’s match v Fulham to raise money for Everton in the Community.

All proceeds from the signing will go to Everton in the Community.The event is part of a pledge by deCoubertin Books to help raise £10,000 for the charity and the cerebral palsy charity, Stick ‘N’ Step.

Kendall will be signing the limited edition books – which commemorate the 1970 League title win, the Holy Trinity midfield partnership, the 1984 FA Cup win, the 1985 European Cup Winners Cup win and1987 title – in St Luke’s Church from 1.30pm. Only 40 copies of each book will be available on the day. Supporters are urged to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Also on Saturday the EFC Heritage Society will be giving away special limited edition prints of Everton’s greatest player, Dixie Dean. The prints, by acclaimed artist Zoran Lucic, were commissioned and donated by deCoubertin Books.

Donations for the prints will be accepted to fund projects that help raise awareness of the club’s great history and commemorate Everton heroes in an appropriate manner. In addition, there a small number of signed copies of Neville Southall’s autobiography available for purchase, with proceeds going to the society.

Following fundraising events prior to the Stoke City match, the EFC Heritage Society is proud to have raised £1000 towards a permanent memorial of Alex ‘Sandy’ Young, the club’s second highest league goalscorer and the hero of Everton’s first FA Cup Final win.

‘We are delighted to reach our target for the Sandy Young project and grateful for all the kind donations as well as the support of Neville and Emma Southall,’ said an EFC Heritage Society spokesman. ‘However, there are still many more projects we would like to undertake and we will continue in our efforts, with the kind support of the Everton family.’

You can read more about Sandy Young here:  http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/ 2013/oct/08/alex-sandy-young-everton-forgotten-story

For further information about deCoubertin Books, please contact James Corbett – james@decoubertin.co.uk

For further information about Everton in the Community, please contact John Howard – john.howard@evertonfc.com

For further information about the EFC Heritage Society and the appeal for Sandy Young’s headstone, please contact George Orr – george.blueblood@googlemail.com

Written by Ed Bottomley

Everton fan exiled in Michigan. Duncan Ferguson obsessive, history buff, optimist. Follow me on Twitter @DixiesSixty

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