Statement from David Cameron:
Huge congratulations to all involved at Tickets for Troops for reaching this amazing milestone, donating their one millionth ticket. This is a fabulous achievement and makes me incredibly proud as one of the original backers of this exciting initiative.
Having helped launch the charity back in 2009 and supported it ever since, I have seen first-hand the positive difference the charity makes to our brave servicemen, women and veterans – and, crucially, their families, whose love and support mean so much on the frontline.
It has been a pleasure to see the charity flourish over the years – with more and more sports and entertainment venues, teams and personalities generously donating tickets. It serves as a small, but important way in which we can recognise the incredible work, tireless dedication, and endless courage of our Armed Forces and veterans, and the sacrifices that their families make.
So ‘well done’ to all involved and ‘thank you’ to everyone who has donated tickets over the years and helped support the charity. I look forward to the next million tickets being donated and enjoyed by our brave troops and veterans – after all, they do so much to keep us safe, we have a duty to recognise that, show our gratitude, and give something back.