Sixty British Racecourses Support Tickets For Troops
Sixty racecourses have invited members of the Armed Forces to join them at the races this season through the military charity Tickets For Troops. There are 60 racecourses across Britain from Perth in Scotland to Newton Abbot in Devon. These and all other racecourses including Bangor-on-Dee, Doncaster, Fontwell Park and Sandown Park have all signed up to support the Armed Forces community with a donation of FREE tickets to their prestigious race days.
Many troops who benefit from Tickets For Troops (www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk) endure long periods of separation from their families due to operational tours and training exercises or living apart from their families during the week.
In partnership with the British Horseracing Authority, Tickets For Troops have distributed over 65,000 free tickets from the horse racing community.
Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops said “In an exciting year for the charity where we’ll be donated our one millionth ticket, we’re thrilled with the generosity of the horse racing community who so clearly stand behind our servicemen and women and reward them for their service. This phenomenal level of support once again demonstrates the high regard our nation has for our marvellous troops and we’re very proud to be able to help facilitate thousands of tremendous experiences.”
Robin Mounsey, Head Of Media at the BHA “Racecourses are more than just sporting venues, they also play an important part in their local communities and the rural economy. The generosity of our racecourses in donating tickets for this wonderful cause reflects that spirit of community, and clear support for the dedication and bravery of our armed forces. We hope that many servicemen and women enjoy the sensational sporting experience that a day at the races provides in 2017.”
Russell Bowes, Chief Executive at Plumpton Racecourse said: “Plumpton Racecourse has been happy to support this worthwhile charity for many years, and we look forward to working with Tickets for Troops in the future, to continue to offer a great day out to members of our Armed Forces.”
Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to provide free tickets to the Armed Forces for sports, music, theatre, cultural and entertainment events across the UK. The charity has distributed over 980,000 free tickets in the last seven years and is proud to offer tickets to troops which they can share with their loved ones, as a small acknowledgement and reward for the work they do for our country.
Organisations who would like to get involved with the charity and donate free tickets to benefit our servicemen and women can get in contact with Tickets For Troops by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0207 932 0808