Thursday, 23 July 2009

Cameron announces Tickets for Troops scheme

David Cameron has announced plans to give members of the Armed Forces free tickets to top sports matches and concerts.

Many sports clubs and companies have already kindly agreed to support the ‘Tickets for Troops’ campaign by donating a number of free tickets to serving military.

David stressed the scheme is “a really exciting initiative and a good way for society to come together and say thank you, we respect you and understand the sacrifice you are making for us. I hope it is a campaign that others will take up.”

So far, the following organisations have signed up to support the scheme:

  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Manchester United
  • Arsenal
  • O2 Arena
  • Surrey County Cricket Club
  • Frank Warren Promotions
  • Wigan Athletic
  • Universal Music Group
  • British Athletics
  • Olympics

Details of how to apply for the tickets will be announced shortly.

In an interview with the Sun, David said, “What we need is the whole country to come together and think what more we can do to recognise, thank and celebrate what the Armed Forces do for us.”

“If I was Prime Minister the Government would do its bit – we have said that we would have a Manifesto for Forces Families. But we also need a ‘call to arms’ to the rest of the country to celebrate what they do for us and make them feel welcome when they return from the front line.”

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