Friday, 9 September 2016

Tickets For Troops

From Left to Right: Veronica Bamford, Stu O'Hagan, Paul Greenwood, George Hayden, Dayna McAlpine, Scott Fisher, Phil Littlewood, Steve Wilson, Elisabeth Roberts
Tickets For Troops is delighted to announce that they have launched a new initiative and recruited a team of volunteers to help them increase the number of free ticket opportunities offered to their military members.
To be able to reach out further and support the brave men and women who serve our country, the charity has brought together a small network of volunteers who will be known as Regional Ambassadors to offer their time for free to contact venues and event organisers, to help solicit tickets.

Tickets For Troops (www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk) was set up in 2009 to provide free tickets to the Armed Forces for sports, music, theatre, cultural and entertainment events across the UK.
The Regional Ambassadors will be managed by a new employee - recently recruited on a part-time basis by the charity - thanks to a grant of £20,000 from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.
The volunteers will be responsible for increasing the number of donors in their respective regions [Scotland, North West/Manchester, Lincoln/Peterborough, Aldershot, Catterick, Bristol/Gloucester, South Coast, Stafford] which will mean even more free event opportunities for members of the serving community.
They will also be ensuring that the local military communities are aware of what Tickets For Troops provides for them.
The volunteer opportunity attracted a large number of applications from all around the country and many of these individuals wanted to give back to the charity having benefited from attending events themselves.
At the end of July the new Regional Ambassadors came to London for a one day workshop at the Royal Albert Hall.
Elisabeth Roberts, Donor Liaison and Ambassador Coordinator at Tickets For Troops said: " It was fantastic for everyone to meet each other and the rest of the Tickets For Troops team."
Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops said: "Having a team of volunteers marks a new and exciting chapter in the history of Tickets For Troops and we're very excited to have them on board.
The charity has always been run by a small team who look after the relationships of hundreds of generous donors across the UK however now we'd like to do even more to reach out to other potential donors throughout the regions providing even more opportunities to our deserving personnel."
The charity has over 140,000 members and to date has distributed 920,000 free tickets for music, theatre, sporting and other events around the country courtesy of our generous donors as a small token of appreciation for the sacrifices our service personnel make.
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 events@ticketsfortroops.org.uk or calling 0207 932 0808
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For more information, please contact Veronica Bamford at Tickets for Troops on 020 7932 0808 or email press@ticketsfortroops.org.uk