Brighton & Hove Albion have announced that they will be donating a minimum of one thousand tickets for future matches to front line NHS staff currently fighting the coronavirus.
The club board unanimously approved the decision on Tuesday, and have now invited other Premier League, EFL, Scottish and Northern Irish clubs to consider following suit.
Chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber said:
We are working on a range of things across all areas of the community and I hope this will just be the start.
We fully appreciate football is the last thing on anyone’s minds at this moment, but we feel this is a small way in which we can show our gratitude for those NHS staff on the front line who are fighting the battle on behalf of all of us and give them something to look forward to.
Of course the biggest support we can all show our NHS heroes is by following the crucial government advice on social distancing, self-isolating, hand hygiene and using tissues to catch, kill and bin coughs and sneezes.
Albion will be giving the tickets to any NHS worker and their families once football returns, with full details to be announced in due course.
Earlier this month, Brighton were one of several Premier League clubs who donated hundreds of meals to local homeless charities after fixtures were postponed. The club’s catering partner has also donated a quantity of non-perishable food and drink to NHS workers in Sussex.
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