A book about Carlisle United that raises cash for North Cumbria Hospitals NHS Charity is now available in paperback.

Award-winning Cumbrian sports journalist, Jon Colman, first wrote the ‘Bolts from the Blues', book, published by Vertical Editions in 2020.

He has now added an extra chapter following the Blues win in the play-off final at Wembley last year. West Cumbrian player Taylor Charters, who scored the winning penalty, gives his exclusive insight into the dramatic day at the national stadium.

The book chronicles 40+ memorable goals in the club's long history, with a donation made to NCIC for every copy sold.

Jon, who has covered Carlisle United for the News and Star since 2005 and has since won many industry awards, said: "As a Carlisle fan, and a reporter on the Cumbrians, writing has been a labour of love, but it has also been motivated by an important cause, as all my author royalties will be donated to the North Cumbria Hospitals NHS Charity.

From Murray to Murphy, Halpin to Hawley, Rafferty to Reeves, Wake to Winstanley, Poskett to Pericard, Bridges to Branthwaite and Grainger to Glass, these are goals that inspired Carlisle United supporters - told by the stars who scored them. 

Bolts from the Blues, priced at £12.99, is available from Vertical Editions publisher and good, local bookshops.

Find out more about raising funds for our charity, or like our North Cumbria NHS Hospitals charity page on Facebook.

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