Grantham Town offer free season tickets to NHS workers
Grantham Town FC are offering free season tickets to NHS workers.
The workers will receive a free season ticket to watch all of the Gingerbreads’ home fixtures in the 2020/21 season.
The club’s new initiative has been unveiled this week as a “small token of the club’s thanks for those workers who have had to go ‘above and beyond’ during their work in the past few weeks in the battle against COVID-19.”
Vice-chairperson Sophie Cope said: “Everyone at the club is looking forward to seeing football back at The Meres, whenever it may be.
“Also, everyone at the club is full of admiration, gratitude and respect for what the NHS is doing for our community and loved ones at the moment.
“This initiative is just a small way of saying thank you.”
NHS workers can claim their free season ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from an NHS email address. Alternatively, this can be done from any email address if proof of occupation is provided.
The season tickets will be ready for collection from the main office on the first
home game of the new season.
However, no one is sure when the 2020/21 campaign will begin for Town, due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus lockdown and its repercussions for football, especially lower down the English pyramid.
Such uncertainty will have eased this week, as the club’s GoFundMe fund-raiser surpassed £4,000 thanks to the generosity of the local community and the club’s fans, with one donation coming from the USA.
The fund-raiser seeks to replace the gate receipts and matchday income lost by the early end to the season, with donors receiving club rewards including recognition on an honours board to be installed at the ground.
The Gingerbreads were scheduled to have completed their season last weekend, with a home fixture against Nantwich Town. More information regarding the general purchase or renewal of season tickets will be released by the club in due course.