Staff and residents from Speke House attended a veterans evening held at The Blue Base, part of Everton in the Community.
The aim of the event was to bring all veterans together to enjoy an evening of entertainment with guest speakers talking about mental health.
Seven veteran residents from Speke House attended the event and enjoyed a meal followed by entertainment. Former Everton FC footballers attended including Graham Stuart and Ian Snodin. Also in attendance was former professional boxer Tony Bellew who talked about his career and mental health.
Also speaking on the evening was veterans David Curtis and Ste Nicol. David works for Everton in the Community and set the hub up in 2015 and spoke about his time in the military. Ste delivered a very emotional speech, which resonated with our residents.
Speke House resident Dan, said:
“The evening was very enjoyable and interesting to attend and listen to all the guest speakers. It was also good to hear the story of Tony Bellew and the highlight of his career when he had his boxing match at Everton Football Ground.
“It was an honour to be asked to attend and it was great to have so many veterans in one room supporting each other. Some emotional and touching moments followed by lots of laughter! Thanks again for a great evening and to Everton in the Community and Speke House for asking me to attend.”