Guides and Brownies to fly the flag for Roughyeds

WE will welcome the leaders and girls from the Chadderton-based 26th Oldham Rainbow, Brownie and Guide unit to the Vestacare Stadium on Sunday.

The girls, who will be our flag bearers at the game against Coventry Bears (3pm kick-off), are looking forward to their first Roughyeds experience.

The group’s Lisa Rylands said:

“The girl-guiding experience is all about fun and friendship and with that in mind we were delighted to accept this invitation from Oldham RLFC.”

The 26th Oldham unit has been giving girls the Guiding experience for 26 years on a weekly basis with the same leaders.

They are one of many similar units in Oldham and hundreds more across Great Britain. each giving girls the opportunity to learn new skills; earn qualifications; experience international travel and much more, all with fun at the core of everything they do.

Girlguiding needs more adult leaders and girls. If anyone is interested please visit Girlguiding | The Leading UK Charity for Girls & Young Women where more information can be found.

A reminder too that Oldham Foodbank will also be at Sunday’s game in another of our community initiatives. Foodbank personnel will be at the Vestacare Stadium by 2pm and they will set up a collection point inside the ground where fans can leave their donations of tinned and long-life packaged foods.

Foodbank will be grateful for all long-life foods, but they have plenty of baked beans and are down on items such as tinned fruit, tinned rice puddings and toiletries such as soap, toothpaste and deodorants.

Led by club chairman Chris Hamilton, our management team is keen to see that Oldham RLFC is actively assisting an organisation which works wonders to help those in need.

They can do that, of course, only with assistance from all of us and this is an opportunity for the Oldham club and its supporters to do our bit for fellow Oldhamers who need our help.

We are confident that Roughyeds fans won’t let that cry for help fall on deaf ears.


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