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Apology to fans for Challenge Cup let-down

OLDHAM RL Club has issued an apology to fans who turned up at the Vestacare Stadium this evening to be photographed with the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup only to be left disappointed because it wasn’t there.

Said chairman Chris Hamilton:

“We are really sorry to everyone who turned up for what became a waste of their time because of the trophy’s non-appearance.

“This was due solely to an error by the RFL and it had nothing to do with the club.

“Nevertheless, we are bitterly disappointed that everything was arranged with the RFL for the Challenge Cup to be with us tonight, only for us to be subsequently told that it had been double-booked.

“I would like to thank our supporters who, despite their disappointment, were very patient and very understanding.

“I have already spoken to a few people at the RFL tonight to express our feelings and dialogue will be continued tomorrow.

“As our supporters are already aware we will be attempting to recompense them via the RFL.”


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Club Cash

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there’s never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back — not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It’s back this week and it’s been won first time out, so next week’s jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order — our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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