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CST: End of Season awards event

12 April 2016

Community Sports Trust to host end of season event

The Carlisle United Community Sports Trust will celebrate another excellent season of community work at a Community Awards event, sponsored by the University of Cumbria, to be held at Brunton Park on Thursday 28 April.

The event will bring together representatives from the full spectrum of community initiatives with awards to be presented to include Mental Health Football, Walking Football, Futsal and the coveted Community Player of the Year award.

BBC Radio Cumbria’s Breakfast Show host Mike Zeller will act as host on the evening with guests from the Business, Sponsorship and Partnership communities as our guests of honour.

Sandra Booth, Pro Vice Chancellor Enterprise, Business Development and Engagement with University of Cumbria, said: “We’re very pleased to add our support to the excellent work of the Community Sports Trust, delivered through our neighbour and partner Carlisle United. The Trust does terrific work harnessing the power of sport to inspire young people across our community, and we’re looking forward to celebrating their achievements at the Carlisle United Community Sports Trust Awards.”

Sales and Marketing Director Phil King said: “The club does a lot of work in the community in many different areas and it often goes unnoticed. We think this is a fantastic way for the club and wider community to recognise the work done and to say thank you to some of the individuals who have gone above and beyond through the course of the season.”

Community Sports Trust manager John Halpin said: “We have worked in partnership with the club to set this event up and, I have to say, it’s a fantastic idea. We often take it for granted that the groups we run seem to look after themselves, when that isn’t actually the case.

“A lot of people give up time, expertise and knowledge to help us to provide vital services to a wide range of individuals, of all abilities, and it’s right and proper that we should be showcasing that, as well as saying thank you. As with any community project, if the people within the community aren’t on board it simply doesn’t happen. 

“We are very lucky here in Cumbria and the Borders region that we have people who want to help in so many different and vital ways. It is also a fantastic opportunity to recognise the achievements of some of the participants from our projects.”

The Carlisle United Community Sports Trust Awards Evening will be held in Foxy’s Restaurant on Thursday 28 April.

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