London’s premier squash event – The Canary Wharf Squash Classic – will once again open its doors to the country’s armed forces, as it invites British servicemen and women to attend the spectacular East Wintergarden glass venue to watch top international squash from March 19 – 23.
Tickets for Troops supports all serving military personnel and any veterans who have been medically discharged through injury since 2001 and is supported by a host of celebrity patrons including Samantha Cameron, Joanna Lumley, Gary Lineker, Steven Gerrard, Lawrence Dallaglio, Ian Botham, Freddie Flintoff, Stephen Hendry, Joss Stone and James Blunt.
Samantha Cameron, Wife of Prime Minister David Cameron and Patron of Tickets for Troops, said, “Tickets For Troops has been a massive success in terms of recognising the work and courage of our troops but it has also rewarded those families whose support and love is crucial in the frontline. I am delighted and privileged to support such an excellent cause.”www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk
The Canary Wharf Classic will be supporting the charity for a third year and will offer the opportunity to watch the world’s best players, including Brits Nick Matthew and James Willstrop who currently top the world game at World No.1 and No.2 respectively.
Tim Garner, Event Director, said, “Tickets for Troops is such a deserving cause, we are very proud to demonstrate our commitment for a third year.
“Whilst our focus is on providing the very finest squash in the fantastic venue that is East Wintergarden, it’s great to be able to share that experience with our nation’s heroes.”
Further information can be found online at www.canarywharfsquash.com
Tickets to the event are once again looking likely to sell-out. Remaining tickets for the 2012 Canary Wharf Classic cost from £15 and are available from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 8472419
The charity is a not-for-profit organisation, whose main activity is to secure the donation of tickets to major sporting and cultural events across the country from the organisers. Tickets are available through a dedicated website (www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk) to all serving members of HM Forces, and all those medically discharged from the Forces since the commencement of military action in Afghanistan in 2001.
The qualifying competition takes place at Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club on March 17-18 with four winners joining the top 12 seeds in the main draw.