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    Ticket discounts for NHS/emergency workers?

    Anyone's club doing these? I have an idea that Everton and Orient do but those are the only ones I know of.

    #2
    Dulwich Hamlet

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      #3
      I used to be an NHS employee, but never considered myself worthy of discounted football tickets.

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        #4
        There's unemployed discount at Grimsby. Presumably the NHS/emergency workers trend is in line with the Tickets for Troops campaign and our overuse of the word hero in recent years.

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          #5
          Well, my question is directly related as we set up a serving armed forces discount of 3 and I am looking to get a similar one for emergency/NHS workers. We also have a hospital near(ish) the ground which means that there is a large demographic of doctors, nurses etc nearby.

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            #6
            Any particular reason why the NHS and not teachers or council workers?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Bordeaux Education View Post
              Well, my question is directly related as we set up a serving armed forces discount of 3 and I am looking to get a similar one for emergency/NHS workers. We also have a hospital near(ish) the ground which means that there is a large demographic of doctors, nurses etc nearby.
              years of Jeremy Hunt as your boss, I'd want to be picked for the team to make up for that

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                #8
                Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
                Any particular reason why the NHS and not teachers or council workers?
                Well, I am a teacher so I wouldn't suggest that. I was thinking that, really, social workers should definitely be involved but it is a case of what I can get through initially. What would really be good is to get something for foster carers but I may go about that through another route.

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                  #9
                  How about all public sector workers?

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                    #10
                    It's definitely a thought but I think we would be breaking new ground there - not that that's necessarily a bad thing. I think it is easier to push through people who are 'heroic'. The initial NHS idea was to celebrate its 70th anniversary with a one-off match this year then roll it out to a permanent thing next season with all the emergency services.

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                      #11
                      Well who do people like to use when making really stupid comparisons with footballer's wages? The sort of person who is making that comparison isn't going to be a fan of teachers. They're clearly not a fan of thinking to begin with, so being asked to do it by teachers is simply going to cause resentment.

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                        #12
                        At Walthamstow we do it for "Students, unemployed, armed forces (active and veterans), pensioners, NHS staff", but that's not really an exhaustive list and we'll probably do a concession rate for anyone who asks nicely.

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                          #13
                          I could see doing a one off for the NHS at 70. I'd advise getting in touch with the local NHS Trust and ask them to promote it on their intranet and internal newsletters.

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