EVERTON goalkeeping legend Neville Southall will attend the launch of a new hub in Rock Ferry which will offer to help to those suffering male domestic abuse.

The hub, from The Paul Lavelle Foundation, will offer services for men who are suffering domestic abuse and act as a base for future events from the charity.

Set up in 2017, the charity is named after 50-year-old Paul Lavelle, from Rock Ferry, who was killed by his girlfriend Sarah Lewis after she attacked him with a broken dinner plate in May 2017.

Lewis has since been sentenced to serve seven and half years after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Paul's friends then launched the charity in honour of him in a bid to end the stigma in reporting male domestic abuse.

Now the charity is set to open its first office at Royal Standard House on New Chester Road courtesy of Involve North West on February 22.

They have managed to enlist the help of Paul's idol Neville Southall who will attend the launch next week alongside Reverend and The Makers, The Farm's Keith Mullin and many more.

A trustee from the charity Paul Gladwell told the Globe: "Neville Southall does tremendous work on social media with various charities and soon became interested in what we are about.

"Following discussions with Neville’s associates we then asked if he would be interested in opening our new hub - he agreed.

"Neville was a hero of Paul's and we felt it would be fitting to his legacy.

"We are so proud of this as we continue on our long campaign to raise awareness in male domestic violence and the taboo attached to the problem."

Paul's mum Barbara will also be attending the emotional event before the office opens to the public in March.

For more information about The Paul Lavelle Foundation or for fundraising events please visit https://paullavellefoundation.co.uk/