TICKETS FOR TROOPS IS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AND 1.5 MILLION TICKETS!
Tickets For Troops is delighted to announce the distribution of 1.5 million tickets to members of the Armed Forces as the military charity celebrates its tenth anniversary.
The charity, which was launched in November 2009, provides members of the Armed Forces with the opportunity to attend a range of sporting, theatre and music events around the country in recognition of their service and sacrifice to the country.
Last year was the biggest year on record with a staggering 220,000 tickets donated by organisations such as The FA, Premier League and EFL clubs, racecourses, governing bodies and theatres and other venues. Key events have included The BRIT Awards, Paultons Park, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, the Champions League Final, Kylie Minogue, Reading and Leeds Festival, The Phantom of the Opera, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Elbow, England V New Zealand Rugby League, Six Nations Rugby and the Autumn Internationals.
In the current anniversary year Tickets For Troops (www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk) is working alongside all fifty nine of the country’s racecourses as well as a growing number of women’s sports teams. High profile events from this year so far include All Points East Festival, British Summer Time Hyde Park, the Champions League Final 2019 in Madrid, Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix, Royal Ascot, Jimmy Carr and pre Rugby World Cup 2019 warm up matches for Wales, Scotland and England. On average Tickets For Troops offers tickets to 120 different events around the country each week.
Director of the Tickets For Troops, Stuart Higgins, said: “This is a very significant milestone in the development of Tickets For Troops and we are delighted to use this moment to say a massive thank you to all of our donors who have shown us such fantastic support over these years. In all honesty, we never believed the charity would reach this point and it just goes to show just how much we all respect and admire members of the UK’s Armed Forces. Let’s hope we can make another ten years.”