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Preston North End Stand Shoulder To Shoulder With The Armed Forces

17 October 2014

Preston North End is giving their backing to Tickets For Troops, the military charity which gives complimentary tickets to members of HM Armed Forces.

PNE are donating 50 tickets to the charity for each of the Club’s League One fixtures over the remainder of the season as a way of saying thank you for the excellent and brave work done by the UK's servicemen and women.
Starting against Fleetwood Town on Saturday, 25th October, tickets will be made available for all active service personnel and those who have been discharged through injury since 2001.
Speaking about the scheme, North End’s customer service manager Amanda Craig said: ”Preston North End are delighted to support the Tickets For Troops campaign, joining the ever growing list of League One clubs who have signed up since the campaign began in 2009.
“It is important for the Club to support the extraordinary men and women who do great things for the country on a daily basis, and supporting Tickets For Troops is just one of the ways we can show our appreciation and huge thanks to them.
“Preston North End looks forward to welcoming the men and women of our forces to Deepdale.
“On behalf of the Club I would like to thank The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, Lance Corporal Andrew Clegg and Kingsman Eden Shard of The 2nd Battalion for their support of the launch.”
To apply for tickets, troops will need to register via the Tickets For Troops website, with tickets being available for collection on the day of the match.
Since 2009, the charity has been donated over 600,000 tickets including 124,000 tickets from football clubs across the UK, with over 35,000 being donated last season alone.
This has enabled thousands of servicemen and women to enjoy watching their favourite teams around the UK.
A spokesperson for Tickets For Troops said: “It is fantastic that Preston North End will be supporting Tickets For Troops this season, joining the ever growing list of League One clubs who have signed up.
“Thanks to their generosity, the brave members of our Armed Forces will have the opportunity to attend all home games at Deepdale for the remainder of this season.”
Another to lend his backing to the scheme is PNE midfielder Josh Brownhill whose brother Lewis is a mechanic in the RAF and is currently serving in Afghanistan.
“It is great that the Club are involved in this scheme because the troops do so much work for the country," added Josh.
“They deserve rewards for what they do and it is great that Preston can give something to them as a way of saying thank you.”

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