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Everton in the Community’s work in supporting disadvantaged children across Liverpool has received a welcome boost from national insurance broker Roylemac10 who has pledged its support to the Club’s official charity.

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Founded in 2014 by Lee Royle and Michael McQuade, North West-based Roylemac10 is a national independent provider of structural building warranties, offering building control services and A rated structural warranty cover to developers, builders, and self-builders. Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, Roylemac10 has enjoyed its most successful year to date and to demonstrate their CSR commitment the company has pledged that for every individual unit registered within Everton in the Community’s delivery area of Merseyside they will make a donation of £10 to help support the charity’s work in alleviating child poverty. 

And not only will Roylemac10 donate £10 to Everton in the Community for every agreed warranty per individual unit (houses, apartments and/or commercial properties), the company is also offering the same donation to projects built by Merseyside registered builders constructing outside of the region. 

Lee Royle is the son of Everton Giant Joe Royle and, thanks to his father’s deep-rooted links with Everton Football Club, he has grown up fully aware of Everton in the Community’s work in providing a better future for people across Merseyside. Roylemac10’s donation to the charity will initially focus on providing healthy and nutritious meals for disadvantaged children at a primary school within Norris Green – Joe Royle’s birthplace – but with the ambition that their ongoing donations will help to provide further support within the North Liverpool-based school.

Life expectancy in Norris Green is four to five years lower than the national average, and this is largely attributed to health problems arising from poverty and this is just one of the reasons why Lee Royle wanted to give back to the area where his dad was born as he explained:

“Michael and I are both proud and honoured to be working with the Everton in the Community family in their initiative to tackle child poverty in an area of the city close to my family’s heart.

Merseyside based developers were amongst the first to give our fledgling company a chance to prove ourselves and grow, and so it gives us great pleasure to be able to put something back into the community assisting the less fortunate in these unparalleled times.”

Everton in the Community Director of Development Lesley Beattie said: “We are thrilled to be working with an organisation that mirrors our vision and ambition to tackle child poverty and Roylemac10’s support is needed now more than ever. The impact of Covid-19 has really taken its toll on our already disadvantaged communities and the backing of like-minded organisations such as Roylemac10 means that we can work stronger together to alleviate child poverty in our region.”

The relationship between Roylemac10 and Everton in the Community has got off to a winning start with the insurance firm having recently completed individual building warranties for 97 units at Parliament Square, equating to a generous £970 donation for the charity. A recent independent evaluation has shown that for every £1 invested in Everton in the Community, £14.74 of societal value is generated for society through its ground-breaking work meaning that Roylemac10’s initial donation would equate to more than £14,000 of societal value for the local area. 

Barry Donoghue of Legacie Developments added, “We are delighted that Roylemac10 are contributing funds from our scheme at Parliament Square to such a worthy cause and congratulate their efforts in supporting those in need through Everton in the Community’s work.”