TO coincide with a significantly increased prize pot, we are launching a major initiative to increase membership of our Club Cash lottery.
The end of the season is not too far away and we’ve already used up our allocation of ten home games in the regular Betfred League 1 programme.
Crowds are up on last season, thanks mainly to all our community initiatives and the like, but they are still at a level which demands that we rely on funding from other sources, such as Club Cash, to keep the club’s head above water.
We are delighted to announce, therefore, that from this week’s draw on Wednesday, August 28, there will be an increase in WEEKLY prize money of approximately £1,275, taking the amount of money to be won each week to a figure of £3,100 or thereabouts.
It isn’t a definitive figure because the number of £10 consolation prizes can vary week to week but the current average, 45, is going up to approximately 65.
The guaranteed WEEKLY first prize goes up from £1,000 to £2,000. The second prize remains the same, £250, and the third prize is down slightly from £125 to £100, but there is now a fourth prize of £50 and two prizes each of £25 plus approximately 65 consolation prizes of £10.
The weekly jackpot remains the same, going up by £500 a week when not won to a maximum of £10,000.
You get all those chances to win for £1 a week and that isn’t going up. You can’t get a cup of coffee for that !
We can’t stress to much how important it is for the future well-being of the club to increase income from Club Cash.
We know all too well what happens when a club isn’t financially sustainable — remember 1997 ? — and currently in the world of football we have all read of the crises at Bury FC and at Bolton Wanderers.
So if you’re not a member please give serious consideration to joining.
You can download a standing order form here and instruct your bank to pay £4.35 monthly, £13 quarterly, £26 half-yearly or £52 annually.
You then send in the form to the club’s lottery co-ordinator John McAndrew, Oldham RLFC, Vestacare Stadium, Whitebank Road, Oldham OL8 3JH.
Please do not send it to the bank. It needs to go to John at the club.
If you wish to speak to John first ring him at the club on 07904 898177, preferably on Wednesday afternoons or Fridays. If he isn’t available leave you name and contact number and he’ll get back to you.
We collect £2 a week fortnightly on a door-to-door basis (if you prefer that) but it’s easier logistically for all concerned if memberships function on a direct debit/standing order basis.
Many thank in anticipation of your support.