RELENTLESS ROBBIE IS UP AND RUNNING FOR TICKETS FOR TROOPS
Robbie Higgins, 24, from Teddington, Middlesex, is running the
Seville Marathon in Spain and this year's Virgin London Marathon
2012 to raise money for the military charity, Tickets For
In 2009, Robbie Higgins, against all odds, ran the London
Marathon in an impressive 3 hours 45 minutes despite breaking his
spine in a snowboarding accident earlier that year. Robbie was set
to run the London Marathon in 2011 free from injury but again his
training was set back after dislocating his shoulder three times
before finally having major surgery to have it 'bolted back into
the socket'. However, he 'blocked out the pain' and completed the
marathon in 3 hours 40 minutes.
This year Robbie, an Account Executive at sports marketing firm
Fast Track, is running both the Seville City Marathon in February
and the Virgin London Marathon in April, all to support the
military charity Tickets For Troops. With only a two month rest,
recovery and re-training period between the two gruelling 26.2 mile
marathons, this is likely to be Robbie's toughest challenge
Robbie said "I've chosen Tickets For Troops as it is a charity that
sends a message of thanks to the people who put their lives on the
line every day for our protection. It is a symbol of the gratitude
that the general public feel towards our Armed Forces and deserves
as much support as it can possibly get."
Robbie is hoping to raise over £4,000 for Tickets For Troops, a
charity that provides members of the Armed Forces free tickets for
major sporting events, theatre performances, concerts and cultural
attractions, as small token of thanks for the sacrifices they make
and the tireless work they do on behalf of the country.
Ross Barden, Tickets For Troops Director said "We are extremely
grateful that Robbie has chosen to run the Seville City and London
Marathon to raise money for Tickets For Troops. This will
undoubtedly be a difficult challenge and we hope that everyone can
get behind him."
Since the charities inception in 2009, over 270,000 tickets have
been donated and 110,000 troops have registered atwww.ticketsfortroops.org.uk. Tickets For Troops
has teamed up with a wide range of organisations and has been able
to offer free tickets to a huge number of high profile events,
recently these have included tickets for Billy Elliot the Musical,
Kaiser Chiefs and England v Holland at Wembley Stadium.
Robbie also commented, "Tickets For Troops relies on the
generosity of donations from organisations and individuals. Every
penny that is raised will go towards ensuring that this small but
hugely effective charity continues to perform such a fantastic
Please support this great cause and Robbie's extremely tough
challenge by donating via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobbieHiggins
Or text TFTM26 and your amount (eg
£5) to 70070
Troops are encouraged to sign up at www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk to register
for top tickets to sporting, musical and cultural events.