Fan vote launched to choose official charity partner
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 Football Club 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.
The second of our partner charities will be chosen by club staff, and a third charity will be selected by you, the fans, via an online voting process.
**UPDATE - over 1000 United fans have already voted - make sure you make YOUR vote count before the closing date**
Eligible charities were asked to submit their nominations to attain partner status in August, with the following five organisations now selected to go forward for the final vote:
Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland – Provides high quality care and support for patients who have palliative and end of life care needs.
Carlisle Key – Alleviates the hardship and distress caused by homelessness, housing, financial and other difficulties and helps young people towards independent living.
Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice – Provides vital care, support and activities to adults and children with life limiting illnesses.
Carlisle Society for the Blind – Provides help and support for blind and partially sighted people and their families in the local area.
Age UK Carlisle and Eden – Seeks to promote the contributions older people make to society and to promote the contributions older people make to society.
Sales and Marketing Director Phil King said: “This project is part of an ongoing plan to bring the club closer to the community. We’re looking forward to working in partnership with three very deserving causes as we go through the season on a number of different fund raising and awareness campaigns.
“As we explained when we launched this process, 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 through this season.
“The nomination process has now been completed and we have launched an online voting process for fans to select their preferred charity. The staff here at the club will then choose our third charity, and the aspiration is to then start working towards developing the partnerships with immediate effect.”
to register your vote for the charity you would like to see as our official CUFC charity partner.
Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 6 November 2015.