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TRIBUTE TO NHS IN THE PLANNING

25 March 2020

"We would aim to get as many as we can to Portman Road so we all have an opportunity to show our gratitude"

The Club have pledged to pay tribute to the fantastic work of the NHS and those others playing a leading role in the battle against Covid-19 when football resumes at Portman Road.

In August 2017, Town invited 1000 nurses and other NHS staff locally to be the Club’s guests for the opening day win over Birmingham and then followed that up with 999 Day for the match against Fulham when local police, fire and ambulance services were handed free tickets.

“We have had initial discussions about how we as a Club can show our appreciation to the NHS workers in particular,” Town’s PR manager, Dan Palfrey, told the Club website.

“At the moment, the best thing we can do for the NHS is to stay at home but when the time is right and we are back playing football again, we will be inviting doctors, nurses and other NHS staff who work within the county to be our guests for a game.

“We will provide free tickets for as many as we can and we intend to ask some representatives to lead the teams out as our Community Champions. We would aim to get as many NHS workers out on the pitch as we can so we can all have an opportunity to show our gratitude.

“It will definitely happen. It’s just a case of when. If the current season resumes in front of supporters, then we will look to do it then. If not, it will be at the start of next season.

“We will also look at recognising other areas that are playing a part for the country during the pandemic like the supermarket workers and carers.”

Town have offered the facilities at Portman Road to the NHS if needed during the pandemic.       


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