Newcastle Falcons are offering discounted tickets to past and present members of the armed forces, emergency services and NHS when they host Coventry at Kingston Park Stadium on Sunday November 17.
The Greene King IPA Championship clash is a 3pm kick-off and is the first of four games this season where the offer will apply, this date having been chosen as it falls the closest to Armistice Day.
Tickets for the game start from only £8 for past and present serving members (usual RRP £12) and can be purchased from the Kingston Park ticket office in advance of match day upon production of the relevant staff ID. Online ticket sales links have also been made available to representatives from each service, and will be distributed internally.
Services included in the offer are listed below, with questions regarding the offer being directed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Royal Air Force.
Durham Fire and Rescue.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue.
North East Ambulance Service.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
On the day of the game the club will be marking Armistice Day with a moment of silence, bugler, and a wreath being laid in the centre of the pitch before kick-off. The Poppy Appeal will doing a bucket collection, while poppy pin badges are available to purchase from the club shop.
Newcastle Falcons have also given 30 free tickets to two charities - Finchale Group and Forward Assist.
Finchale Group has over 75 years’ connection with County Durham and the wider region and is firmly committed to supporting the development of the North East’s people, places and economy. They do this through the delivery of high-quality and effective education, enterprise and employment programmes supported by a bespoke one-to-one coaching and mentoring service. They support the whole person with their wrap-around health and wellbeing programmes, enabling them to build resilience, reduce social and financial isolation and improve their physical and mental health. The majority of clients are veterans and their families.
Forward Assist provides support, advice, guidance and advocacy. They provide a variety of projects to reduce social isolation, loneliness and activities that improve the physical and mental health of veterans accessing their services. Their activities are aimed at socially isolated or disenfranchised veterans.