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Andy Burnham to lead Wembley presentation party

THE presentation party at next Saturday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final between Catalans Dragons and Warrington Wolves at Wembley will be led by RFL president Andy Burnham and TV presenter, comedian and author Adam Hills.

Upgraded Wembley tickets for the lower tier of West Stand are on sale at Roughyeds for the bargain price of £30 (adults), £22.50 (over-65s) and £10 (under-16s).

Ring Anne Kearns on 07811 988 426 Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm or buy at the Roughyeds online store.

It would be a massive help to our club if Oldham fans planning to go to Wembley get their upgraded tickets from us.

Andy Burnham was elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May, 2017.

In Government, Andy has held Ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury.

In opposition, he has served as Shadow Education Secretary, Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary.

Andy is a thought leader and champion on the Northern Powerhouse agenda, and committed to ensuring bold, radical and ambitious plans for Greater Manchester as a major economic and political power.

Adam Hills is an Australian comedian, radio and television presenter and writer. He is well known for his UK television work ‘The Last Leg’ which has been nominated for a range of UK awards including those by the Royal Television Society and BAFTA. He is the author of a new book ‘Best Foot Forward’.

A life-long rugby league fan, Adam is actively working to bring the sport to anyone who wants to play.

He was instrumental in the founding of the new Physical Disability Rugby League and he is a passionate champion and player of disability rugby league.

He will be taking to the field in the inaugural PDRL World Club Challenge and he will be on the Wembley pitch at half-time of the Challenge Cup final to take part in the charity challenge to raise money for the Warrington Wolves Foundation.

Andy Burnham and Adam Hills will be joined by Ladbrokes head of sponsorship and events Adrian Osman; RFL chairman Brian Barwick; RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer; and the vice-president of the RFL, Pat Crawshaw.



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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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