Fans' Forum: Helping Carlisle

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As we all know, Everton supporters have a fantastic reputation when it comes to following our team and enjoying the experience and hospitality of all the stadiums we visit. 
On Sunday 31 January, we will be taking the full allocation in the away end at Brunton Park for our fourth round FA Cup tie. 

It is estimated that repairs to the stadium could cost up to £3million because of the damage flooding has caused to the pitch, club’s offices and the club shop.

Fans and volunteers have been helping with the clean-up as much as possible as the area recovers from the terrible circumstances.  

Like Everton, Carlisle United are a beacon of their community and we believe our upcoming game presents an opportunity for us, the fans, to play our part.
In consultation with Carlisle United, we have decided to do something to help and they have confirmed that any funds raised will go to their Community Sports Trust, itself a registered charity, to help the Club pick up its vital community outreach programme in the wake of the devastating floods.
The Community Sports Trust will also divide the monies raised equally with the club's official charity partners - Carlisle Key (a charity which works closely with disadvantaged and homeless young persons) and Hospice at Home (a charity which works closely with families dealing with serious illnesses and conditions).
We are reaching out to Evertonians to make whatever donation you can - the price of an extra pint or cup of coffee will contribute to make a difference and to help Carlisle United and the local community with their recovery efforts. 

The Fans’ Forum has set up a Just Giving fund and contributions can be made HERE.
Thank you for your support. 
Onwards Evertonians.

Nick Mernock
Chair Everton Fans' Forum

In response to the above,  Carlisle United's media officer Andy Hall, said: "This gesture is another example of how the 'Football Family' comes together in times of adversity. The response from the football community to the situation we have found ourselves in has been overwhelming and it is clear to us now that we are not alone.
"I would like to thank the Evertonians, on behalf of the community of Carlisle, for doing this for us and for two fantastic charities. It means a lot and we feel humbled by what has been done at a time when we most need help."

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