Helpers needed for our Mayoral 999 Day

The club is looking for willing helpers, men or women, to assist behind the scenes at the Mayoral 999 Day when Doncaster come to the Vestacare Stadium on Sunday, August 18.

It will be the last home game of the regular 2019 Betfred League 1 season and it will form part two of the club’s ‘Awesome August’, which starts seven days earlier when Newcastle Thunder are here in another key game in the battle for promotion.

Fast forward seven days and that’s when we’ll need all the help we can get to put on a show fit for the Mayor of our town, Councillor Ginny Alexander, and her Consort husband Adrian Alexander, who will need no introduction to older fans as an accomplished Roughyeds front-row forward of yesteryear.

Watching the current Oldham side in battle is sure to kindle many happy memories for the Mayor and, especially, for Mr Alexander, or ‘Alex’ as he was popularly known in his rugby league days.

We also hope to have with us the Leader of Oldham Council, Sean Fielding, and the three local MPs, Debbie Abrahams, Jim McMahon and Angela Raynor.

Among the many stalls and activities will be a row of stocks in which non-playing members of the Oldham squad will set themselves up as targets for fans with wet sponges.

Also present will be the Donkeystone Brewery of Greenfield, a new and exciting microbrewery, providing craft ales in the hills of Saddleworth.

Also invited are representatives of the emergency services, Fire, Ambulance and Police.

There will be lots of stalls and activities and our band of volunteers will need to arrive early in the day to help with general duties, with the setting up of stalls and then with the manning of them.

Anyone interested is asked to ring the club as soon as possible on 07904 898 177 and leave name and contact details.

We are also appealing for suitable tombola prizes which will need to be into the office please by August 14.

On and off the field we hope it will be a day to remember — definitely the biggest match-day operation we have ever undertaken.

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: or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to:

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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