Special screening of Creed II with proceeds to EitC
Everton in the Community (EitC) will be hosting a special screening of Creed II this week with all proceeds going towards its mental health campaign The People’s Place.
The exclusive showing will take place at Cineworld Speke on Thursday 6 December at 8pm with tickets priced at £10.
Creed II is the next instalment of the famous Rocky Balboa franchise and all funds from the evening will go towards The People’s Place, a project that aims to build and run a mental health facility in the shadows of Goodison Park.
The first movie saw Blues supporter and former world boxing champion Tony Bellew play the role of main protagonist in the film while facing off against the son of famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, played by Michael B Jordan, in the climactic fight scene held at Goodison Park.
Both movies have further Blues connections through the star of the film franchise, Sylvester Stallone, having shown his support for the Club by attending a match at Goodison in 2007.
The second instalment will see Jordan’s character take on Viktor Drago, the son of his father’s killer Ivan, as he looks to honour his father’s memory.
EitC aims to use funds raised from the campaign to help develop, build and maintain the new purpose-built facility that will become a delivery site for programmes and enable signposting to other services. The new mental health facility, subject to planning permission, will be positioned within the Goodison campus adjacent to the £1.2million People’s Hub on Spellow Lane – just 500 metres from Goodison Park.
The People’s Place project will see Everton working alongside national mental health charity Chasing the Stigma at a time when the number of people seeking support for mental health related issues is at an all-time high. The charities will work together to promote positive mental health and ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding it.