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​IN the past few weeks we have stressed many times how important it is for the club’s well-being and advancement for supporters to get behind the various initiatives and fund-raising events that we put on regularly.

Technically, the event we are pushing here is not an Oldham RLFC function, but one that falls under the ORSA umbrella. However, the more ORSA thrives the more they can provide the funds to meet various requirements of the players and coaching staff so in that regard one dovetails with the other.

For those who might not know ORSA stands for ‘Oldham Roughyeds Supporters’ Association’ — an independent body run by supporters for supporters with the aim of helping Roughyeds to be successful. Visit our ORSA page and you can learn all you need to know about the organisation, including how to raise funds at no cost to yourself by shopping on-line.

The specific fund-raiser coming up is billed as a Family Fun and Rugby Quiz Night on Thursday, April 18 (8pm) to be staged at the Higginshaw ARLFC Club, St Stephen’s Street, Oldham OL1 3QT.

ORSA has close links with ‘Higgy’, a local community club, and that association fits snugly with our determined efforts to build and develop our links with local schools, amateur clubs, the local rugby league community as a whole and even non-rugby bodies if it means we can help them in their objectives.

So mark Thursday, April 18 in your diary and your support on the night would be truly appreciated.

It costs only £1 to enter the quiz and there will be several prizes including a £200 cash jackpot.

More information is available from the club (07904 898177) or any ORSA member.

More specifically, you can ring Sheila Somerville on 01706 844810 or John McAndrew on 0161 633 1791 or 07980129541. They will be happy to tell you all about ORSA and the many ways in which you can become involved.



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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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