Bolton Wanderers give free tickets to soldiers
10:31am Friday 27th September 2013 in Bolton
BOLTON Wanderers are helping hero soldiers — by donating free tickets to troops.
The Whites are supporting the charity Tickets For Troops by giving free tickets to home matches at the Reebok Stadium this season.
The military charity, which provides free tickets for sporting, musical and theatrical events to members of the Armed Forces, has had a longstanding partnership with Bolton Wanderers and The Football League since the scheme was established in 2009.
Bolton midfielder, Jay Spearing said: “These amazing men and women do great things for our country on a daily basis and supporting Tickets For Troops is one of our ways to show our appreciation and thanks.”
More than 85,000 football tickets have been donated to the charity since 2009 and last season alone saw in excess of 35,000 football tickets distributed to servicemen and women across the UK.
Currently 19,000 tickets have been donated by Football League clubs for the upcoming 2013/14 season.
Members of the Armed Forces and those who have been medically discharged from the services since 2001 can book tickets via the charity’s website.
Tickets For Troops chairman, Lord Jonathan Marland, said: “The men and women of Her Majesty's Armed Forces are doing such an extraordinary job during these difficult times and it is fantastic that Bolton Wanderers and The Football League have wanted to demonstrate their support and appreciation in such a generous way.”
England talisman and Tickets For Troops patron Steven Gerrard added: “Young men and women are risking their lives every day and Tickets for Troops is a way of respecting their courage and sacrifices.”
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