SUPPORTERS DIRECT: Carlisle fans raise £11k in less than a week to fund new players
By Sam Morshead
Carlisle United fans have raised more than £10,000 in less than a week after a crowd-funding scheme was founded to help manager Keith Curle make signings.
The League Two club, who have claimed to be in discussions with a mysterious overseas ‘billionaire’ investor for more than a year, are in need of funds to help add to their squad.
The mission statement on the Carlisle United Official Supporters Club Crowd Funder page states: ‘So far this transfer window, we’ve seen Gary Liddle come in, and Macaulay Gillesphey has signed a loan extension; however with many players having already been released from the club, and others being placed on the Transfer List, it is clear that extra faces are needed to help the club push on and achieve promotion from League 2.
We appreciate that many supporters already invest a lot of time and money into Carlisle United; however if you cannot make Saturday’s game, but would like to contribute towards Curle’s call, then this is the perfect opportunity to do so, knowing that your donation will go directly to funding new player(s).’
TRUST STFC, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE STFC SUPPORTERS CLUB, RUNS THE RED ARMY FUND, WHICH AIMS TO HELP SWINDON TOWN’S FUTURE.