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CHARITY: United to name three official charity partners

20 August 2015

United set to name three official charity partners

Carlisle United will be working closely with three official charity partners this season on fundraising projects and joint initiatives designed to raise awareness, and hopefully much needed resources for some fantastic causes. 

The Carlisle United Community Sports Trust [CST], a registered charity which is self-funding through its soccer schools and county wide coaching and education initiatives, is an integral part of the club’s vital community outreach programme and will be one of the CUFC designated charities for the duration of the 2015/16 season.

A second charity will be selected by club staff and a third charity by the fans, following a call for applications and a shortlisting and voting process.

Sales and Marketing Director Phil King said: “This is an idea we are excited about and we’re looking forward to working in partnership with three very deserving causes as we go through the season – it’s part of an ongoing plan of bringing the club closer to the community.

“In the same way a number of other football clubs do, we feel it is only right and proper to support our Community Sports Trust and the fantastic work it does in the local community, but we also want to work closely with two other charities as we go into the new season. I have seen first hand the impact that a football community initiative can have on young people and families, and also the power that football clubs have in engaging support for charities.

“Initially, we will be taking nominations from club staff, fans of Carlisle United and from charities themselves. We will then compile a shortlist which will in turn go through a voting process; with club staff choosing one charity and the other being chosen by fans through a public vote.

“We are asking charities to suggest how they will work with us to make the most of these opportunities and how we can best support them – it’s about fundraising but also drawing attention to the cause. Once all three charities have been finalised we will then start to work together on projects, including bucket collections and fundraising events.”

For a nomination pack to put forward a charity for the opportunity to become a Carlisle United official charity partner for the 2015/16 season please email media@carlisleunited.co.uk 

Alternatively download a pdf nomination form HERE (the website does not support editable word documents, please contact us at the email address above if you wish to fill your application in electronically).

Nominations for charities will close at 5pm on Friday 21 August 2015, with shortlisting and voting to follow.

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