Carlisle United fans have donated £344 to Jigsaw Children’s Hospice following two successful events at Brunton Park.

The recent forum involving manager Steven Pressley and his staff, followed by the Jimmy Glass 20th anniversary evening, saw bucket collections for the hospice.

Both events were organised by the Carlisle United Supporters Groups (CUSG) who have now passed on the donations to the hospice.

CUSG events co-ordinator Terry McCarthy said the fan groups were pleased to support such an important community facility.

He said: “The vital role that Jigsaw play for children and young adults is delivered so brilliantly by the hospice staff and volunteers.

“The welcoming and safe atmosphere provides a place for children and young adults to receive the care and attention they require.

“The facilities are excellent but rely on fundraising to keep the service going.

“As Carlisle United fans, we want to contribute to this great facility. The generosity at both events from fans, together with guests who donated their expenses at the Jimmy Glass evening, was absolutely fantastic.”

Sam Johnston, events and fundraising coordinator at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, added: “Having the support of CUSG is really important in helping us raise the vital funds that the hospice needs to provide care and support to families from across the county when they need it the most.

“Each day of Jigsaw care costs £2,126.46. We are continually grateful for the long-standing support that the supporters group have given the hospice over the year.

“We could not do it without them.”

Jigsaw, on Durdar Road, provides support to children and young adults from across the county who have life-limiting conditions, while also extending care and support to their families.