ORSA's raffle with a difference

FANCY going behind the scenes and seeing what it’s REALLY like to be an Oldham player on game day ?

Now’s your chance . . . courtesy of an ORSA raffle with a difference which has four prizes, all based on a Roughyeds’ rugby theme.

Tickets, costing £1 a strip, will be on sale inside the Vestacare Stadium when Leon Pryce’s Workington Town are here on Sunday.

Winners can, if they prefer, opt for an alternative prize such as a bottle of wine, but ORSA officials believe lots of fans will love to win one of these four major prizes:

  1. A match-day experience for one, sharing dressing room and dug-out and maybe acting as water carrier before dining with players after a game, to be mutually agreed with Scott.
  2. BECOME the club and team mascot at a game this season, to be arranged.
  3. WIN two places for match-day hospitality and be presented with a signed ball.
  4. GO home with a Roughyeds shirt and a ball, both signed by Adam Neal.

The four lucky winners will be announced by John Davies over the public address system on Sunday and invited into the hospitality suite after the game to sort out their prizes.

Holder of the first ticket to be drawn out will choose one of the four prizes and the second winner will select from the remaining three, and so on.

It is relevant to point out that the offer of the ‘match-day experience’ prize followed discussions between ORSA and Scott, who is keen to have his players involved with supporters on community initiatives like this, as and when appropriate.

Scott and the players value and appreciate the support they get from ORSA (Oldham Roughyeds Supporters Association), who in turn rely on the backing of fans to go about their business.

Get your raffle tickets here and support your club
You can join ORSA for £10 a year subscription or back the association in several ways (see John McAndrew or Sheila or Grant Somerville) but, more immediately, get your raffle tickets on Sunday and before the season is out you could be in dressing room and dug-out, getting to the very heart of being an Oldham player.

Club Cash Lottery

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

he 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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