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CLUB: Chairman reiterates offer of help

United restate support for Cumbrian initiatives

29 April 2020

United chairman Andrew Jenkins has once again offered the assistance of Carlisle United Football Club ‘in any way possible’ as the government’s daily reports begin to suggest that the tide is slowly turning in the battle against the Coronavirus outbreak.

“We had a club meeting online last week and we subsequently contacted the council, and the Carlisle Partnership organisers, to let them know once again that we’re here and that we will help in any way possible,” Mr Jenkins said.

“Having heard that there was a need for Covid-19 test centres, we’ve highlighted that we have a potential drive-through route, either around the stadium or through the Pioneer Stand concourse, here on the Brunton Park footprint.

“The help we’ve given with publicising the Support Cumbria volunteer initiative, the food banks and the emergency helpline has been very much appreciated, and it goes without saying that we will continue to do that.

“Our chief executive [Nigel Clibbens] is in constant contact with the Carlisle Partnership officials because we feel it’s important, as one of the areas biggest community assets, that we do our bit however and wherever we can."

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Can you donate vital food and supplies for those less fortunate in our area?

If so, please do make a donation, but remember to stay safe and abide by social distancing guidelines as you do so.

More details can be found at https://www.carlislefoodbank.org.uk/ on how you can help.

Collection / donation points can be found in participating supermarkets including: Asda, Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsburys, SPAR and Tesco.

For the full article click HERE.

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Cumbria Community Foundation launched the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund four weeks ago with an initial target of £1million to support community and voluntary organisations that are helping to feed and protect elderly and vulnerable Cumbrians as part of the county’s co-ordinated response to the pandemic.

In that time, more than half a million pounds has already been given out by the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund and the charity is now raising the target to £3 million.

For full information click HERE.

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Cumbria County Council and partners have launched a new emergency support service for people at high risk of becoming seriously ill, as a result of COVID-19, and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours.

To support the new helpline every area is coordinating a supply of essential food, medicines and supplies which can only be accessed via the emergency helpline or email. The requests received asking for help will then be matched with local support and supplies being offered by community groups, volunteers, councils and businesses.

The ‘call centre' will operate Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and 10am to 2pm at weekends. The service will also accept referrals from members of the public who may be concerned about people in their community.

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Vulnerable and elderly people in our community, who are social distancing or self-isolating, may need the support of volunteers - could you help?

You might have specific skills to offer or may want to help with tasks like shopping, dog walking, collecting prescriptions, or other help.

Go to https://supportcumbria.org.uk/ to register as a volunteer, or to register a volunteer or community support group.

Thank you.

#TogetherWeCan


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