Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Tickets For Troops - 6 Nations Tickets

Philanthropic Red Lion Foods founder and owner, Andrew Gidden is once again supporting our country’s heroes by donating free tickets to the RBS 6 Nations through Tickets For Troops.

On Saturday 11th February, servicemen and women will benefit from free tickets to the RBS 6 Nations, Wales v England match as well as a pre-match lunch with former Rugby Union legends Matt Dawson MBE, Martyn Williams MBE and former dual-code rugby player Jonathan Davies OBE.
Red Lion Foods is a food company whose mission is to provide a tangible way for every person in the UK to have the chance to acknowledge our British troops everyday by purchasing food products. They then donate 100% of their post-tax profits to Armed Forces charities and charitable activities, such as providing tickets to serving personnel through Tickets For Troops.

They have donated in excess of £300,000 worth of tickets and hospitality since forming their partnership with Tickets For Troops.

Many troops who benefit from Tickets For Troops (www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk) endure long periods of separation from their families due to operational tours and training exercises or living apart from their families during the week.
Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations at Tickets For Troops said “Andrew Gidden’s philanthropy for the Armed Forces is second to none and we are wholly grateful that he invites our military members to take part in a day of top-level rugby and cuisine courtesy of his company, Red Lion Foods.”

Andrew Gidden, Founder and Owner of Red Lion Foods said:"We are so proud of our servicemen and women and the sacrifices they make for us all. We are delighted that we can give a little back by having them join us at the RBS 6 Nations. We are looking forward to welcoming them on Saturday!"

Tickets For Troops 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 charity has distributed over 980,000 free tickets in the last seven years and is proud to offer tickets to troops which they can share with their loved ones, as a small acknowledgement and reward for the work they do for our country.

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