Classy Everton donate week’s wages to unpaid Bolton staff amid club crisis

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EVERTON have reportedly donated a week's wages to help unpaid staff of struggling Bolton Wanderers.

A £1.2million tax bill has left the club — currently in the hands of administrators — unable to pay staff.

Classy Everton donate week’s wages to unpaid Bolton staff amid club crisisPA:Press Association1 Bolton were relegated after a nightmare season

Non-playing employees have not been paid for April and the club recently entered administration following relegation from the Championship.

As a result, the club's supporters trust have set up a food bank to help beleaguered staff.

And, according to community supporters' group BWFC And Proud, Premier League side Everton have lent a helping hand.

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A donation of a week's wages is reportedly the amount pledged, an act described as: "a fantastic gesture [that] shows how the football community is coming together at this difficult time."

An unnamed Championship club sent around £2,000 worth of supermarket vouchers last week, said by local media to be Preston North End.

Fans from around the country have rallied around Bolton in their time in need.

Reports have named supporters of Huddersfield, Liverpool and Blackpool as just some of those donating, as well as former players.

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Ken Anderson's tenure at the helm of the club was mired in financial distress and plans to sell up to Laurence Bassini collapsed earlier this month.

The former Watford chairman's failure to provide proof of funding ended his hopes of buying the club, who are set to start the next League One season with a hefty points penalty.

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson described the takeover collapse, saying: “I think [Bassini] was trying hard to get those funds but it really was a complication we didn’t need because it delayed the process and put people through more stress at the club."

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