Thursday, 26 February 2015

SCOTTISH RUGBY DONATES 1,000 TICKETS TO UK TROOPS


Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson joins, from left to right, RA Sargent Dave Beveridge District Gunner of 105 Regiment RA, Captain Lori Sharp of 105, Fusilier Ross Fletcher of The Royal Regiment of Scotland and Private Kris Smith of The Royal Regiment of Scotland at the one o’clock gun at Edinburgh Castle. Photo credit: Scottish Rugby / SNS Group

Scottish Rugby has donated ONE THOUSAND tickets to our country’s heroes for the RBS 6 Nations game against Italy at BT Murrayfield Stadium this Saturday (28 February).

Servicemen and women will benefit from free tickets to the RBS 6 Nations, Scotland v Italy match courtesy of the on-going generosity of Scottish Rugby. 

Scottish Rugby has donated in excess of 4,500 tickets over the last three years through military charity Tickets For Troops (www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk) providing thousands of opportunities for our nations brave service personnel to watch their team take on their competitors.

Tickets For Troops was set up in 2009 to recognise and reward the servicemen and women who put their lives on the line for their country. The charity offers members of the Armed Forces tickets to events which they can share with their families as an acknowledgement of the work they do and on behalf of the hundreds of generous donors who have given FREE tickets to the charity.

Tickets For Troops has allocated over 650,000 tickets to our nation’s heroes in the last five years demonstrating the enormous support and respect our UK sports, music, theatre and entertainment industries have for our military men and women.

Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops said “Scottish Rugby is yet again recognising the challenges faced and sacrifices made by our nations service personnel on a day to day basis. We are extremely grateful to them for offering the troops a token of their appreciation and the opportunity to watch some top class rugby at BT Murrayfield Stadium.”

Dominic McKay, Scottish Rugby's Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, said: "Partnerships such as the one we have with Tickets for Troops are vitally important and we are proud to offer RBS 6 Nations tickets as a way of continuing to support today's troops, especially given the way in which our team has been affected by previous conflicts.”


The charity has over 140,000 military members registered and troops have been given access to tickets for many prestigious events including, The London Olympics and Paralympics, The BRIT Awards, the Isle of Wight Festival, Formula One British Grand Prix, the FA Cup and many others.

About Tickets For Troops
·         Tickets for Troops (TFT) was set up in 2009 to provide members of the Armed Forces with free tickets for major sporting events, theatre performances, music concerts and cultural attractions.
·         Since launching TFT has been donated over 650,000 tickets and over 140,000 troops have registered on the website.
·         Tickets are available on the TFT website to troops who are currently serving or who have been medically discharged since 2001.
·         Tickets For Troops has teamed up with a wide range of organisations and has been able to offer free tickets to a huge number of high profile events, recently these have included tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival, the Dukes Polo Weekend, Zulu – 50th Anniversary Gala Premiere and the British Summertime Hyde Park concerts.
·         This initiative has attracted maximum support from a host of Patrons, including James Blunt, Steve Hayes and Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron.
·         Troops are encouraged to go online and register at www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk to take advantage of the fantastic tickets available for our Armed Forces.