Tickets For Troops set for full British racecourse support

Tickets For Troops set for full British racecourse support

Monday, February 12, 2018 Posted by Craig Davies
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British Horseracing Authority to link up once again

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Tickets For Troops are to team up again, with the latest deal marking the second time that all 60 British racecourses have signed up for the scheme.

Offering free tickets to armed personnel in 2018, it has been detailed that in excess of 70,000 tickets have been donated by racecourses throughout Great Britain since the scheme commenced in 2009.

Offering those employed in the armed forces the ability to attend some of British racing’s premier race days for free, covering a host of events.

Amongst those are Royal Ascot, the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, the William Hill St Leger Festival and Cheltenham’s November Meeting.

Stuart Higgins, a trustee of Tickets For troops, told "Our donors are the most important people to Tickets For Troops. Without them we have no tickets and their amazing and continued generosity, such as that from the British Horseracing Authority never fails to impress us.

"‎Since launching in 2009 we have given away over one million tickets which is a fantastic achievement and a tribute to all of those organisations which have supported us.

‎"The support from the horse-racing community is very special because it allows members of our Armed Forces, who are based in different parts of the country, to take advantage of Tickets For Troops, and treat their families to a special and well-deserved day out. We are massively grateful for their support."

Joe Rendall, media and communications executive for the BHA, added: “British Racing has been committed to Tickets for Troops since its inception 2009, with racecourses donating over 50,000 tickets in that time. It’s an important cause for both the BHA who help to coordinate the scheme and the Racecourses who generously donate the tickets.

“It shows that British Racing is united in its support for the scheme and in giving the hard working men and women of the armed forces a chance to enjoy the excitement and variety that a day at the races can offer.”

Totally Gaming says: This is undoubtedly a great cause, allowing those who put their lives on the line the opportunity to attend some of the British racing calendar’s premier race days. Both parties seem delighted with this partnership, and it is very fitting that all 60 British racecourses have, quite rightly, aligned themselves with the scheme.  

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