SPONSORS, fans and friends of Oldham Rugby League Club got together with Maggie’s Oldham at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Parliament Square to launch a unique fund-raiser.
‘Superdraw 2017’ will support Oldham Rugby League Community Trust and the new Maggie’s Oldham cancer support centre which will be officially opened on June 9 on the site of the Royal Oldham Hospital.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the new Oldham RL Club and to recognise that milestone the club has donated its 2017 main kit sponsorship to Maggie’s Oldham in a bid to raise awareness of the new centre and the support it will provide for cancer sufferers and their relatives and friends.
Draw tickets will cost individuals and companies £100 each, but the first of many prizes — Oldham RLFC kit sponsorship for 2018 — is alone worth £10,000.
Other prizes include a 2018 kit sponsorship valued at £5,000; match sponsorship for ten (£600); similar for six (£400); a family season ticket, priced at £400; signed Oldham shirt; signed Oldham ball; and many others.
Among club sponsors and invited guests at the launch were Mike Flanagan, manager of Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre, Ian Milligan, chief executive of Stalybridge Celtic FC and Roughyeds fan Rob Nixon (61), who ran the Manchester Marathon on April 2 for Maggie’s and hopes to do the London marathon next year, also for Maggie’s.
The charities being supported this year by Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre are Maggie’s and Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.
Oldham RLFC chairman Chris Hamilton said: “We are proud and privileged to have struck a partnership with Maggie’s and to be helping to raise funds for them.
“Few people are not affected by cancer directly or indirectly and the new Maggie’s centre in Oldham will provide marvellous support for the local community.”
Laura Tomlinson of Maggie’s added: “We are counting down now to the opening on June 9 and we are so excited about it.
“We’ll be doing a series of opening events for the community during the week beginning June 12.
“We are absolutely delighted to have the backing of Oldham RLFC, who are helping us in a variety of ways.”
The Stoller Charitable Trust has fully funded the building of the centre, which will provide free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and to their families and friends.
However, as a charity that relies solely on voluntary donations and fundraising, it needs all the help it can get.
For ‘Superdraw 2017’ tickets contact Oldham RLFC or Maggie’s Oldham.
To contact the club ring 07904 898177 or email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
To get in touch with Maggie’s Oldham ring Laura Tomlinson on 07584 518266 or email to: email@example.com