A FUNDRAISER to support the future of Carlisle United is “Looking Good” with the help of supporters and the local authority.

Carlisle United Official Supporters' Club has thanked Blues fans for raising an excess of £6,800 for the future of the side.

Monthly contributions totalling £258 were still yet to be added as well as £770 pledged by fans if classic match anthem “Looking Good” reaches a targeted 3,000 views on YouTube. The anthem was recorded in 1974 by Silloth based actor Tim Barker when United earned a promotion to the old First Division and, after a recording resurfaced on YouTube, CUOSC has adopted it for its campaign.

In the spirit of celebrating the side’s glory days during a difficult period, CUOSC is asking fans to listen to the song and pledge a donation if the video reaches the 3k goal.

“We’re confident that we’ll reach that target," said a spokesman.

Although the English Football League could soon make a decision on the return of play, the supporters club are not letting-up on their Carlisle REUnited Fund.

A spokesperson for CUOSC said: “We’re pleased with what we have achieved so far but we’re not finished yet.

“We’ve got other ideas in the pipeline. Covid-19 has not gone away and we’re planning to keep this campaign going.”

However, CUOSC thanked Carlisle United fans for their support to date adding that they have stepped-up at the Blues’ time of need.

“We want to thank everybody for their help with the fund so far.”

Cumbria County Council has backed the supporters' club in giving Blues fans “a future to be proud of”.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Today Cumbria County Council’s leader, Stewart Young, together with other cabinet members asked residents to continue to led their support to the county’s many sports organisations and clubs as they struggle to recover post Covid-19.

“The county council is keen to promote these organisations and and their campaigns starting with raising awareness of the Carlisle REUnited campaign.”

CUOSC said: “We’re pleased that they are giving us this support.”

The supporters' club launched their fundraising campaign after the Covid-19 outbreak brought League Two competition to a halt. League Two clubs later voted to end the 2019/2020 season in May with nine games left to play.

A final decision was welcome for director of football David Holdsworth and head coach Chris Beech, after months of deliberation they can focus on the 2020/2021 season. Recruitment for the new season has begun with the League Two transfer window set to open next week.

CUOSC is aiming to back the Blues through months of financial loss with the fundraiser whilst also bringing fans together.

In a recent appeal for new members, chairman Frank Beattie said: “We want to be a voice for the fans and the more members we have the bigger influence we can be.

He said: “The REUnited campaign has shown how much the club means to supporters.

“We are aiming to re-energise, re-focus and re-unite fans for the benefit of the club and the community.”