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Wednesday 02 July 2014

Excitement builds as Invictus Games Opening Ceremony tickets are released

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: General


Where will you be when it all begins? Join H4H and the British Armed Forces Team at the Opening Ceremony of Invictus Games, the international sports event for ‘wounded warriors’ launched by Prince Harry and coming to London this September. www.invictusgames.orgTickets are available for the Opening Ceremony and all 4 days of competition NOW: Be part of the audience of 5,000 who will gather on the South Lawn of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the evening of Wednesday 10 September ahead of the Games,  presented by Jaguar Landrover and witness the power of Sports Recovery and the inspirational determination and commitment of our wounded, injured and sick.

JJ, who hopes to compete in Athletics and Cycling at the Invictus Games said: “The Invictus Games have given a whole international community of wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women something to strive for. For us it's about much more than four days of sport. But come September we'll be ready to show our Invictus spirit in the sporting arena. That all starts with the Opening Ceremony and we hope the public will be there to give us their support. It promises to be quite a show and will set the tone for what's to come."One of H4H's own hard in training and hoping to be selected for the British Armed Forces team is Lance Corporal John-James Chalmers (JJ) of 42 Commando Royal Marines, who suffered severe injuries in an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2011. The Competitors’ Parade will be a highlight, featuring all 400+ wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women – serving and veteran and from 14 nations – who will go on to compete in four days of sport from 11-14 September. The Opening Ceremony, directed by Kim Gavin, the creative director of the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony will include an exclusive performance of the official anthem, penned by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, a fly past from The Red Arrows, displays by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery – including the 41-gun salute for Trooping the Colour – and the Queen’s Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment). They will be joined by bands from the Royal Marines, Army and RAF. can hear more about how Sports Recovery has helped JJ and others like him here: 

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, says: “I am delighted that the first ever Invictus Games will take place on London’s newest park and in its world class sporting venues. I’ve no doubt this opening extravaganza will be a fitting curtain raiser for the thrilling sporting spectacle to follow.”

Sir Keith Mills, Chairman of the Invictus Games, adds: "The Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games will be a fantastic way to kick off what we know will be an inspirational four days of sport. The men and women who will be competing have already given so much and we hope the Opening Ceremony will demonstrate to them just how much we recognise this. I'd urge the public to really show their support as well."

The Opening Ceremony will also be shown live on the BBC, the official broadcaster for the Invictus Games. Tickets for the Invictus Games themselves cost £12.85 per person, per session and are also on sale at, support our wounded, injured and sick on their road to recovery and get your tickets now!#BepartofsomethingamazingSo what are you waiting for?