BRITAIN’S popular countryside shows including the Lincolnshire County Show, Kenilworth County Show and the Tendring Show have donated hundreds of tickets, through the charity Tickets For Troops, for this year’s agricultural extravaganza.

In a significant year which marks the 100th Anniversary of WW1, show organisers have shown their full support of our country’s courageous servicemen and women.

Traditionally the general public will be used to seeing service personnel on duty and in uniform at agricultural shows. However, with the generous ticket donations through Tickets For Troops, members of the forces can now enjoy the events for free with their families and have some much deserved time off.

The charity was set up in 2009 to recognise the brave servicemen and women who spend months away from their families, need to be available to serve at short notice and put their lives on the line for our country. They recognise their commitment, drive and dedication by offering them, on behalf of our donors, tickets to events which they can share with their loved ones, as a small acknowledgement of the work they do

Generous festival organisers who have donated so far are: Ashover Show, The CLA Game Fair, Emley Show, Kenilworth Show, Lincolnshire County Show, Rutland County Show, Tendring Show, the Bakewell Show, the Mirfield Show and the 34th Annual North Yorkshire County Show

Veronica Bamford, Director of Operations of Tickets For Troops said “It is fabulous that so many shows have come on board this year. As we approach Armed Forces Day on 28th June and mark the 100th Anniversary of WW1 in July, we are extremely proud that so many organisations are recognising our marvellous service personnel.”

Countryside show organisers can donate tickets by emailing

Registered troops can apply online by visiting The charity has over 135,000 members of the military registered and has distributed nearly 500,000 tickets for events ranging from The Olympics and Paralympics,  England football, the rugby Premiership, top class cricket, darts, horse racing and snooker as well as major theatre performances and music events.

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