The club, like so many other residents of Dover, were shocked and saddened by the news that P&O Ferries had sacked 800 workers, including 600 from our port, last month.

As a small goodwill gesture to show our support for the town and its people, the football club would like to offer FREE tickets those former P&O Ferries employees affected to our five remaining home games at Crabble this season.

Partners and dependant children are also included for free in this offer, which starts with the visit of Maidenhead United this Saturday (3pm).

Chairman Jim Parmenter said: “When you hear of events that have such horrible impact on the lives of individuals, their families, and our town collectively, it can leave you with a sense of helplessness.

“We wanted to do something which we hope will bring some enjoyment to the families affected at this difficult time and to demonstrate our support to the community.”

Proof of redundancy from P&O Ferries, whether it be email, letter, or P45, together with photo ID is required to secure the free tickets.

There will also be a designated turnstile for those wanting to take this offer up.