Matlock Town are giving away free season tickets for next season to NHS staff as a thank you for fighting the coronavirus crisis.
The BetVictor Northern Premier League club’s officials, who’ve launched a fundraising campaign to help the Gladiators survive football’s lockdown, say they’d offer brave health workers cash if they had it for “risking their lives to help others”.
Matlock Town vice-chairman Bryn Apperley told fans on Wednesday they wanted NHS workers to receive as much recognition as possible for working in unprecedented and difficult times to save the lives of others during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Apperley told the club’s website: “What the NHS are doing is tremendous. In these uncertain times it’s good to know they are there. We’ve no financial backing to offer but when we’re playing we can offer a good game of football at one of the nicest grounds with the nicest people in the country.”
— STAY AT HOME! (@Matlock_TownFC) April 1, 2020
Adult season tickets were priced at £180 for the 2019/20 campaign. NHS workers can obtain their free season ticket by visiting the club shop when season tickets go on sale before the start of next season.
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