The Shine The Light campaign was launched on October 8th when the London branch President, club legend Hughie McIlmoyle, presented a cheque for £1000 to club MD, John Nixon, on the pitch before the home game against Brentford. Since then the London Branch have been raising funds through sales of Hit The Bar! – the award winning fanzine and more recently sales of a specially produced royal blue polo shirt displaying the logos of the campaign and the London Branch. Later this month, they will be launching a raffle that promises “prizes that money can’t buy” with prizes already donated by Carlisle United, Lord Bragg of Wigton, Hunter Davies, Lord Clark of Windermere, John Stevenson MP, Stobarts and the Cumberland Building Society as well as the London Branch and its members.
London Branch chairman, Simon Clarkson, commented that “Even though we hope to be moving to a new stadium at Kingmoor, that move will take at least 4 years. In the meantime the floodlights had to be improved or we wouldn’t be able to play any night games or kick off at 3pm on a winter Saturday. We are pleased to be helping the club and have been delighted at the support we have received from fans and companies in Cumbria, as well as exiled fans throughout the UK and the world.”
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London Branch “Shine a light” on St Patricks Night! ......
The London Branch of Carlisle United Football Club are set to join Peter Murphy and a host of celebrities, business’s and fans for the St Patricks Sportsman’s dinner.
The London branch now in its 37th season and with over 350 members provide exiled supporters with a sense of belonging to the northern club. They help members get tickets assist with travel arrangements, have daily updates for fans and members on their website, socialise with fellow supporters and regularly make the long journey to join the Carlisle fans on the terraces. Recently the branch enjoyed a reception at the Houses of Parliament hosted by Carlisle MP John Stevenson.
Every season the branch donates money to Carlisle United Football Club, sponsor a game in addition to sponsoring David Wilkes. This year they have launched the “Shine a light” appeal to help support the club with the upgrade of the floodlights at Brunton Park selling a selection of merchandise, badges etc.
Simon Clarkson Chairman of London Branch said “We are delighted to be able to support Peter in this his Testimonial Year as a stalwart player he deserves his place in the history of Carlisle United. As a passionate defender, player and team mate he has represented the club and the City with dignity. The London branch joined him on ‘Mothers Day’ in 2011 at Wembley to see him score the winning goal in the Johnstone Paint Trophy Final and looking forward to joining the Dubliner again this year on Mothers day for the St Patrick’s night dinner which I am sure will be a triumph of a different kind but certainly a night to celebrate!”
The dinner on Sunday 18th March the day after St Patricks Day is being held at the Shepherds Inn, Carlisle is sponsored by the Award winning Vibralife Health Club & Fitness Clinic and co sponsored by London Branch CUFC, Dempsey’s Restaurant, Cumbria Waste Management and Dodd & Co.
A number of companies also attending include City Electrical Factors, Thomas Graham, Tamlight, Parkland FC, Andalusia, Carlisle Leisure ltd to name but a few.
Tables/tickets available from committee member Carol Milnes - Colin Carter – Stephen Ling Tracey Bowman – Darren Moynan - Roy Holliday- Martin Horn or Alan Casey
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Carol Milnes – 077142 11135
Simon Clarkson – www.carlislelondonbranch.org