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CUSG: Fans give generously for Jigsaw appeal

Fantastic effort as vital money is raised

10 April 2019

Last month Brunton Park hosted two events, coordinated by Carlisle United Supporters’ Groups (CUSG), both of which were hugely enjoyable evenings.

At the conclusion of both the manager’s forum and the Jimmy Glass evening, a bucket collection took place for the Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice. 

Based at Durdar Road in Carlisle, the Hospice provides support to children and young adults with life-limiting conditions throughout the county. The children’s hospice provides one-to-one care for children and young adults with life-limiting illnesses, as well as extending the care and support to their families.

Jigsaw’s home-from-home environment allows the nurses to match the children and young adults home routine as closely as possible ensuring a smooth, relaxing and peaceful transition between the home and hospice environments.

CUSG events coordinator Terry McCarthy spoke of the importance of supporting such an impressive community facility.

“The vital role that Jigsaw play for children and young adults is delivered so brilliantly by the Hospice staff and volunteers,” he said. “The welcoming and safe atmosphere provides a place for children and young adults to receive the care and attention they require.

“The facilities are excellent, but they rely on fundraising to keep the service going. As Carlisle United fans we want to contribute to this great facility. The generosity at both events from fans, together with guests who donated their expenses at the Jimmy Glass evening, was absolutely fantastic.”

Sam Johnston, events and fundraising coordinator, who gratefully received the donation on behalf of Jigsaw, said: “Having the support of CUSG is really important in helping us raise the vital funds that the Hospice needs to provide care are support to families from across the county, at a time when they need it the most.

“Each day of Jigsaw care costs £2,126.46. We are continually grateful for the long-standing support that the Supporters’ Group have given the Hospice over the year. We could not do it without them.”

Pictured in the sensory garden at the Hospice are CUSG members Keith Ward, Simon Clarkson, Barry Carter and Terry McCarthy.

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