SIXTY racecourses have invited members of the Armed Forces to join them at the races this season through the military charity Tickets For Troops.
Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse have 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.”
Jeannie Chantler, General Manager at Bangor on Dee Races said: “Bangor on Dee as a small local track has been delighted to be able to support Tickets For Troops since its inception, it is great to see that there are plenty of folk taking up the offer and even better that many of them come time and time again. To be able to help them is brilliant but also it aids the racecourse with their return visits and no doubt others coming with them on return trips. Well done Tickets For Troops for gathering in all 60 tracks and well done racing for all supporting this very worthy cause.”
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