CRAWLEY Town have pledged to give away 2,000 tickets to frontline workers and those who have been hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since reopening to the general public, the Reds have started the Crawley Town Gratitude Scheme, which will be launched on October 30 for their match against Port Vale.

The tickets for matches will be allocated by major stakeholders in the town, who have formed a committee that is aiming to improve Crawley as an area.

The committee is made up by Steve Sawyer from The Manor Royal BID, Wendy Bell from The Town Centre BID, Melanie Wrightson from Gatwick Airport, Darren Ford from the Crawley Town Community Foundation, Darren Greenway from the GReenway Foundation, Claire Farmer from the Everyone Active at the K2 sports centre and Paul Baker from the Crawley Council.

A spokesman for Crawley Town said: "We are hoping this is the first scheme of many for the committee to ensure we continue to improve Crawley as a town.

"We would like to thank all our fans for your incredible support so far this season, who we are sure will make the day even more memorable for those who receive Gratitude Scheme tickets.

"As a football club, in the heart of the community, we hope the Crawley Town Gratitude Scheme will give back to those who kept our country running throughout the pandemic and will also boost those who are in need of support as a result of Covid-19."

The scheme will continue until the end of the 2021/22 football season.