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• ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic • 21st to 25th March 2011 • London •  







The ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic is set to join the growing number of premium events supporting the charity, Tickets 4 Troops, as it pledges tickets and opens its doors to British servicemen.

The top international event, which runs from 22 – 26 March 2010, has invited domestic heroes to attend the competition at its iconic East Wintergarden home in London’s premier business district.

Tickets 4 Troops supports all serving military personnel and any veterans who have been medically discharged through injury since 2001 and is supported by a host of celebrity patrons including Steven Gerrard, Gary Lineker, Lawrence Dallaglio, Ian Botham, Freddie Flintoff, Stephen Hendry, Joss Stone, James Blunt and Joanna Lumley.

Joanna Lumley, Patron of Tickets 4 Troops, said, "This is a win-win arrangement: brave and deserving troops get to see shows, concerts, fights and games whilst we in the world of entertainment and sport get a chance to show them that we think they are the best of the best, and support them with all our hearts. Fabulous!"

The charity is a new not-for-profit organisation, whose main activity is to secure the donation of tickets to major sporting and cultural events across the country from the organisers.

Tickets are available through a dedicated website ( to all serving members of HM Forces, and all those medically discharged from the Forces since the commencement of military action in Afghanistan in 2001.

The ISS Canary Wharf Classic will again feature an array of the world’s top squash talent, having hosted eight of the top ten players in 2009.

Current British number one and world number two Nick Matthew, who retained his national title at the weekend, will be amongst the favourites to take victory in London having finished 2009 in top form, taking his third successive PSA World Tour Super Series Final.

After winning the World Games in July, the current world number two also lifted the British Open trophy for the second time in September and followed it up with the Qatar Classic title in November.

Tim Garner, Event Director, said, “We are very proud to be associated with a charity as worthwhile as Tickets 4 Troops and hope that through our provision, we can do our bit to demonstrate our support of such a deserving cause.”


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