Everton players have voluntarily agreed to wage deferrals of up to 50% for three months as the Premier League club responds to the coronavirus crisis.
According to BBC, manager Carlo Ancelotti along with his backroom team and other members of senior staff deferred up to 30% of their salaries at the start of the pandemic.
Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale thanked players and staff for showing “integrity” and “honour”.
Fans have donated £400,000 from season ticket and membership refunds.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright have matched the figure, added Barrett-Baxendale.
Writing in a letter to fans, Barrett-Baxendale said the £800,000 raised will provide “even more vital assistance” to vulnerable people across Liverpool and will address “some of the longer-term issues – not least mental health – presented by this pandemic”.
The move has ensured all of the club’s staff have continued to be paid and kept in full employment during the pandemic.
Everton are set to resume their Premier League season on 21 June in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Goodison Park