0 Carlisle United offer senior and youth players to help victims of flooding

Carlisle United have offered their senior and youth squads to help anyone who has fallen victim to flooding in Cumbria and the Scottish Borders in a gesture of support for the local community by the League Two club.

Carlisle UnitedMore than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes with 60,000 left without power as Storm Desmond wreaked havoc across Britain over the weekend.

Flooding was so severe in Cumbria that a major incident had to be declared and the Army were called in to help the police, mountain rescue teams and firefighters reach those who were stranded in their homes, as the water rose to waist-height.

Carlisle was among the worst affected areas - with around 2,000 homes and businesses flooded - and residents have been told to stay indoors and not to travel as conditions remain highly 'dangerous'. Those already evacuated from their homes have been told not to return tonight and they now face a night sleeping in makeshift shelter accommodation.

Water rose above waist-height in Cumbria on Sunday and Carlisle's players decided they needed to do their part following their 5-0 win at Welling United in the FA Cup second round on Sunday.

The floods have left their own ground Brunton Park under water and Carlisle's official Twitter account wrote: 'Just speaking to club captain Danny Grainger on the team bus.

'A lot of concern from the lads about all those affected by this weekend's events up in Cumbria and the Borders. Every member of the squad has agreed that they want to help, if at all possible.

'So, they have spoken to manager Kieth Curle, and it has been agreed that we will all be available, after training on Tuesday, to help out in any way possible.

'Clearing furniture, cleaning, tidying â€' anything that is needed and that will help. Contact us on media@carlisleunited.co.uk if you think the lads can help you with your situation.'

They then added: 'Academy manager Alan Moore has just been in touch â€' our U18 side will be joining the first team squad to help the community on Tuesday.'

Carlisle skipper Grainger also wrote: 'Anyone affected by the Cumbria floods and need help with anything at all please get in touch and some of the squad can come and help anyone.'

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