From: Gary Lineker OBE

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Founding Patron,Tickets For Troops

AS you maybe aware, a fantastic charity called Tickets For Troops has just celebrated its first anniversary after a remarkable year in which over 200,000 tickets have been given away to nearly 75,000 members of our Armed Forces.

The aim and objectives of the charity are equally simple – to do something which recognises the sacrifices our amazing Armed Forces make on our behalf but also a gesture to support their families and loved ones, who are so important to them.

The charity is one of those simple and effective ideas that does exactly what it says. It delivers free tickets for big events like Premier league football matches, England football matches at Wembley, rugby tickets from the Aviva Premiership, top cricket matches as well as horse-racing, snooker and darts and even the top golf tournaments.

We have also received amazing support from the music industry with free tickets for Bon Jovi and Rod Stewart and other big events at the 02 Arena and the theatre world with a regular flow of free tickets for West End shows and lots more free seats for the panto season and even TV shows like Top Gear, X factor and The Apprentice. We endeavour to cover events spread widely across the country.

Tickets For Troops is a charity and any donations made or funds raised solely support the day to day running of the charity.

We have relied totally on the generosity of all these organisations to allocate a number of tickets to Tickets For Troops and any member of the military or veterans from 2001 can qualify for free tickets by simply registering with the website www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk with their own individual military identity details.

If you are an orga nisation who like to do something to support Tickets For Troops please let us know through the website.

If you are soldier, sailor or airman and you have not registered, please join us today.

Thank you for your support. It makes a difference.