TROOPS FURLONGS AHEAD THANKS TO BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY
Britain's racecourses donate over 78,000 free tickets for our
country's soldiers, sailors and airmen and women to visit the races
With the excitement of the Cheltenham Festival less than a
week away, the British Horseracing Authority is delighted to
announce its continued support of charity Tickets For Troops for
the third year running.
Not only has Cheltenham Racecourse generously donated tickets
for the first three days of the Festival, but every racecourse in
Britain have joined forces to make a record donation of over 78,000
free tickets to the races in 2012, almost doubling their
contribution for 2011.
More than 6,500 members of Tickets For Troops enjoyed a visit to
the races in 2011, and Britain's racecourses anticipate an even
bigger uptake in 2012. With over 1,100 fixtures to choose from and
free admission to all race meetings for children under 16, many of
our servicemen and women can enjoy a top family day out for
Robin Mounsey, Communications Manager for the British
Horseracing Authority said:
"The generosity of British racecourses this year has been
remarkable, and as an industry we are again proud to play our small
part in demonstrating our appreciation for the inspirational men
and women who serve our country. Racecourses have donated tickets
in their thousands, and with some of the UK's top fixtures on
offer, we hope the troops and their families will have a thoroughly
deserved and enjoyable day out."
Tickets For Troops is a charity that supports the work of
serving military personnel and veterans who have been medically
discharged from the Forces since 2011 by offering them free tickets
to events around the country.
Richard Johnson, Cheltenham favourite and Tickets For Troops
Patron, said "I am absolutely thrilled at the level of support that
British Horseracing has shown to Tickets For Troops, even more so
to play a personal role in backing this initiative. Hopefully this
pledge from so many kind supporters goes some way to showing our
brave service men and women how much we appreciate the incredible
work that they do every day on our behalf."
Patron, Samantha Cameron said "Tickets For Troops has been a
massive success in terms of recognising the work and courage of our
troops but it has also rewarded those families whose support and
love is crucial in the frontline. I am delighted and privileged to
support such an excellent cause."
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