Npower has announced that it is making a hundred pairs of tickets to Football league matches available in support of the Tickets for Troops charity.
During the weekend of Remembrance Sunday serving members and those medically discharged from HM Forces will be able to attend football matches for free under the scheme set up by Tickets for Troops using tickets donated by npower, sponsors of the Football League. 28 npower Football League teams from Bournemouth to Yeovil will host men and women from the armed forces who will enjoy the match free of charge through the ticket scheme. Tickets for Troops looks to match up donated tickets with recipients from the Forces in recognition of their fine work and commitment.
Tickets for Troops is an independent charity that was set up last year to provide top tickets to musical, cultural and sporting events. It has been given over 200,000 tickets by organisations wanting to show their support of the Armed Forces. Since its launch, over 70,000 have registered for the scheme at www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk.
Sue Heritage, npower Sponsorship PR Manager commented: "We are delighted to be donating these tickets to such a good cause, as Tickets for Troops does such valuable work in providing access to events for our servicemen and women. As football fans across the country enjoy the action on the pitch this weekend, it’s a perfect time to show our support around Remembrance Day to say thank you to all those dedicated to serving their country. We hope everyone enjoys the games."
Tickets for Troops Chairman, Lord Marland said: "Tickets for Troops has benefited from a great wave of generosity from our ticket donors who have wanted to demonstrate their support and show their appreciation for the dedication and commitment of the marvellous men and women of our Armed Forces.
"I would like to thank npower for recognising the difference Tickets for Troops is making and for their fantastic support which enables troops from all corners of the country to support their local team."
npower is a title sponsor of the Test Match Series in England, Women's Test Series and the npower cricket Village Cup.
npower is a proud sponsor of The Football League, including The npower Championship, npower League 1 and npower League 2, which commenced in July 2010.
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