Free tickets for home gamesBristol Rovers have yet again signed up to support our country’s HM Armed Forces by providing free tickets to all our home games at the Memorial Stadium this coming season through the charity Tickets For Troops.
Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to recognise the brave servicemen and women who spend months away from their families, need to be available to serve at short notice and put their lives on the line for our country.
They recognise their commitment, drive and dedication by offering them, on behalf of their donors, tickets to events which they can share with their loved ones, as a small acknowledgement of the work they do
Since 2009, the charity have been donated over 120,000 tickets from football clubs across the UK, with over 35,000 being donated in last season alone. This has enabled thousands of servicemen and women to enjoy watching their favourite teams around the UK.
Chairman Nick Higgs said: “We are delighted to be involved with this fantastic initiative for another year. We are really glad to be able to give something back to the brave Gasheads who serve their country.”
Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops said “I am delighted that Bristol Rovers are yet again recognising our fabulous Armed Forces by inviting them to attend their home games this season.
"It is our hope that all football clubs will support our servicemen and women and we are extremely proud that Bristol Rovers are helping to lead the way in the Conference League.”
Registered members can book tickets for Bristol Rovers matches at www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk. Tickets are available on the TFT website to troops who are currently serving or who have been medically discharged since 2001.
The charity has over 140,000 members of the military registered and has distributed over 500,000 tickets for events ranging from The Isle of Wight Festival, England football, the rugby Premiership, top class cricket, darts, horse racing and snooker as well as major theatre performances and other music events.
The initiative has attracted maximum support from a host of Patrons, including Alan Shearer, Lorraine Kelly, Steve Hayes and Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron.