Gloucestershire Cricket launch ticket giveaway for local emergency services staff

Gloucestershire Cricket launch ticket giveaway for local emergency services staff

Posted on: 28 Apr 2021

The club plan to thank the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic with free tickets to England Women v India this summer.


Gloucestershire Cricket have launched a citywide ticket giveaway for NHS and emergency services workers as a show of gratitude for their tireless work throughout the coronavirus pandemic.


A fixture between England Women and India at the County Ground on Sunday 27 June has been officially earmarked as 'Thank You Day', an opportunity for the club to acknowledge the commitment and sacrifice of thousands of Bristol-based frontline workers.


Registration for free tickets is open to eligible NHS and frontline staff here, where a unique reference number can be obtained and used via Gloucestershire Cricket's box office.



In a repeat of the 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Final, England Women are set to take on India as part of a full day honouring Bristol's hard-working emergency services staff.


Acknowledging the Bristolians who have gone above and beyond to support their community over the past 12 months, England captain Heather Knight said:


“So many people have been putting themselves at risk to look after others during the pandemic, it will be an honour to entertain some of them.


“My brother and his partner both work in the NHS - as do many of my friends - and I’m hugely proud of them and all the medical staff who’ve been keeping hospitals going.”


England and Western Storm bowler Anya Shrubsole, also expected to be in action at the County Ground on 27 June, added that she "loves playing in Bristol", and expressed her excitement about being a part of the Thank You Day initiative.


"It will be a great honour to play in front of the real-life heroes in the crowd," she said.

England Women will be playing against India at the County Ground in June.

The County Ground, the home of Gloucestershire Cricket, has played its own part during the coronavirus crisis, hosting flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics through the winter and into the current cricketing season.


Working alongside the local GP centre in BS7, the venue team have helped to administer close to 6,000 vaccines to help protect the surrounding community and enable a speedy return to normality for local cricket fans.


Speaking on the Thank You Day announcement, Gloucestershire Cricket CEO Will Brown said: 


“I’m delighted that the club has been able to play a small part in the fight against COVID, but the real heroes have been the blue light workers who have provided care and hope to so many.


“Thank You Day is our way of acknowledging their selfless efforts – we hope they have a great day out on us.”


Tickets for the Thank You Day fixture on Sunday 27 March are available now on general sale. Eligible NHS and emergency services workers can visit the Blue Light Tickets website to register for a free booking to be made via the Gloucestershire Cricket box office.

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