The London branch of CUSC have produced a t-shirt to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carlisle United’s iconic 3-2 win over AS Roma at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.
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The inspiration for the design of the shirt came from a quote made by winning goal scorer Tot Winstanley in Jon Colman’s book, Bolts from the Blues – ‘Yes they got a little temperamental when Stan Bowles started to keep the ball on the halfway line.
As for Stan, who has been living with dementia for several years, it has been decided that £2 from every shirt sold will be donated to the Alzheimer Society.
In United’s first home game against Crawley, Jane Jardine – the designer of the shirt and Simon Clarkson – Carlisle’s SLO (supporter liaison officer) and member of the London branch presented a check for £660 to Judith Reay , a dementia support worker, from the Alzheimer Society. in Carlisle.
Judith said: “After another difficult year for people with dementia, we are impressed by supporters like the London branch of the Carlisle United Supporters’ Club whose brilliant fundraising efforts enable us to reach more people through to our vital support services.
“As a dementia support worker, I provide advice, information and emotional support to anyone with any form of dementia, as well as their friends and family.
“We also have a Carlisle Singing for the Brain group which brings people with dementia together to meet in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.
“By uniting people with dementia through song, it helps reduce social isolation, improve quality of life, well-being and mood.”
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David Brown, London Branch President, commented: “The Alzheimer Society does a great job of providing support to all people with dementia, campaigning on their behalf and funding research into the disease.
“We were delighted to make a small contribution to their efforts and we encourage all fans to support them.
“I understand the number of people with dementia in the UK would fill Brunton Park 50 times, which affects a huge number of football fans.”
About the Alzheimer Society
The Alzheimer Society is a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for all people affected by dementia. We offer help and hope.
Dementia devastates lives. Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 900,000 people in the UK have some form of dementia.
By 2025, 1 million people will be living with the disease in the UK, and many millions more carers, partners, families and friends will be affected.
This year, the Alzheimer Society has been selected by the Football Association as an official charity partner.
Click on HERE to find out more about Alzheimer’s disease in the UK.
Follow them on Twitter at @alzheimerssoc
About the London branch of the Carlisle United Supporters’ Club
With members worldwide, the London branch provides information, tickets, travel, social events and fundraising for the club we love.
Learn more about CUSC London Branch HERE.
Follow them on Twitter at @cusclbontour