Falkirk Football Club have teamed up with our partners The Falkirk Foundation to give those that are struggling the opportunity to come to games this season for free.
Last season we were able to provide over 600 free tickets to carers and cared-for persons in the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire area, giving them the opportunity to attend Falkirk FC games at The Falkirk Stadium. The continuation of this amazing initiative will see 50 tickets being made available to Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, who will distribute them through their Respitality programme, to those that will truly benefit from attending. Football has the amazing ability to have such a positive impact providing the carers and cared for in our community a chance to experience a match day and support their team without having to worry about the cost as well as the opportunity to have a break.
With Falkirk Football Club proving the match day tickets the Falkirk Foundation is once again providing a voucher offering a drink and food through the stadium catering company Stadium Eats. This will further remove the barrier of the expense that can be incurred when attending football matches.
Derek Allison, CEO of Falkirk Foundation, said:
“The Falkirk Foundation would like to thank our partners Falkirk FC for their continued support with this initiative to make football at The Falkirk Stadium more accessible to those that might not be able to afford the day out. As a result of the success of last season, we are extremely pleased to once again partner up with the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre to provide their service users with some respite and the opportunity to come to the Falkirk Stadium and experience all the thrills of being at a game. Many carers may find it difficult to cover the costs of attending a football match and this initiative may ease that concern and allow them to enjoy a family day out.”
Jamie Swinney, CEO of Falkirk Football Club, said of the initiative:
“I want our football club and the Foundation to act as an anchor for our local community, to provide support, assistance, and a source of pride to people. The continuing cost of living crisis is making it increasingly difficult for people to spend money on hobbies as people have less disposable income. This is particularly true for the most disadvantaged people in our community, so I am delighted we can, once again jointly deliver this project with the support of the Foundation, Ami, and her amazing team. We look forward to welcoming many more families throughout the coming season.
Ami McKnight, Adult Carer Support Worker at Short Breaks, added:
“Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre are delighted to be working in partnership with the Falkirk Foundation and Falkirk FC again for the 2023-24 season to provide opportunities for carers to attend the home football matches. The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive and we cannot wait to begin offering tickets once more.”