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CUMBRIA LGBT PRIDE: Bucket collection at a future game

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9 January 2022

The planned Cumbria LGBT Pride bucket collection which was scheduled to take place at Brunton Park on Saturday 8 January [Bradford game] was postponed due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Cumbria Pride will have collection buckets and some merchandise to sell on the day, and we hope you will be able to give generously as we continue to strengthen our community links.

Chief executive Nigel Clibbens said: “Football is for everyone and we are pleased to support Cumbria Pride and its work in the community.

“We will be working with them on a number of initiatives going forward and it’s great to see the group supporting the club.”

Chair of Cumbria LGBT Pride, Jane-Ann Clark, said: “Cumbria LGBT Pride were honoured to be invited to attend Carlisle United’s Rainbow Laces match on 27 November.

“With the ball hitting the Rainbow flag just before the only goal of the game, and a win for the team, it made the day even better! 

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“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Carlisle United and Carlisle United Supporters’ Groups (CUSG) for their support and for allowing us to carry out a bucket collection, as it helps raise funds for our charity to put on free events and let people know who we are. 

“We’re really proud to be working in partnership with the club and CUSG, helping to promote the recognition that Football is for EVERYONE! In February 2022 we’ll be sponsoring the ball for the game against Swindon Town and we’ll be there to celebrate LGBT+ history month. 

“Plus, we’ll be back again in April 2022 with our own team to join to join in the CUOSC Cup Tournament.” 

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You can find out more about the work done by Cumbria LGBT Pride by clicking HERE.

CUSG EDI Lead Nigel Davidson said: “It’s great to be able to further develop relationships with partners such as Cumbria LGBT Pride, with several different events over the course of the season, such as Rainbow Laces and LGBT History Month.

“We welcome the group to Brunton Park and hope that our supporters will help them raise funds for such a worthy cause in Cumbria, to allow them to continue their great work supporting the LGBTQ+ community in the county. 

“We also look forward to seeing them in February for LGBT History Month.”

You can find out more about the work done by Cumbria LGBT Pride by clicking HERE.

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