At the start of the 2021/22 season, Crawley Town Football Club pledged to hand over 2000 tickets out to local businesses as a thank you for all of their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Gratitude Scheme was launched at the Reds’ Sky Bet League Two home fixture against Port Vale on the 30th of October in 2021. Since then, we have seen over 2000 key workers come through the gates at The People’s Pension Stadium.
We would like to thank Steve Sawyer and The Manor Royal BID, Wendy Bell and The Town Centre BID, Melanie Wrightson and Gatwick Airport, Darren Ford and the Crawley Town Community Foundation, Darren Greenaway and the Greenaway Foundation, Mark Dunford and the Crawley Observer and Claire Farmer and Everyone Active for their help in handing out the tickets to the deserving businesses.
The club was delighted to receive a great deal of positive feedback from the recipients of the scheme over the course of the season.
Revenue Manager Alex Watts said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the partners who joined forces with us to deliver this excellent initiative from start to finish. We saw a wide range of worthy recipients of the scheme who have all worked hard to keep our community of Crawley going throughout the pandemic. We have generated some new lifelong fans of the club and reached many new businesses within the area who we can collaborate with and support going forward. Now the scheme has come to an end we will be looking for other ways to give back to the community and connect with even more people and businesses within Crawley and the surrounding areas. I would also like to recognise the internal staff who made this a possibility, mainly Commercial Intern Harry O’Connor, who spent a great deal of his time at the club working on this scheme.”