19 Apr, 17:24
London Wasps have sold out of their allocation of tickets for Saturday's St George's Day Game at Twickenham
'Treat A Troop' is an initiative launched by London Wasps which aims to provide free tickets to members of the Armed Services for the St George's Day Game on Saturday 23 April.
Supporters are encouraged to purchase extra tickets for servicemen and women, along with their families, to enjoy the big day at Twickenham.
Wasps players past and present, including British and Irish Lions Phil Vickery and Lawrence Dallagio, club captain Tom Rees, Joe Simpson, Dan Ward-Smith and Dominic Waldouck are dipping into their own pockets to 'Treat A Troop'.
Prince Harry, who is Vice Patron of the Rugby Football Union, said: "This is a fantastic gesture by the players. I know from personal experience that all members of the Armed Services are very appreciative of anything like this which recognises and rewards their hard work and dedication."
Businesses also have the opportunity to purchase multiple 'Treat a Troop' tickets for servicemen or women and their families.
A Corporate Recognition Package is available to businesses who donate £1,000 and over, which will provide at least 50 'Treat a Troop' tickets for military personnel and their families. Participating companies will receive:
To apply for the Corporate Recognition Package or to discuss this worthy initiative further, please contact Gareth Lloyd, Head of Sponsorship, on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Air Partner team have nominated Help for Heroes as their Charity of the Year for the second year running. When we heard about the 'Treat a Troop' initiative launched by London Wasps we felt that this was also a fantastic opportunity to support service men and women, along with their families. We made our donation in the hope that it goes some way towards recognising their hard work and dedication.