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‘Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye’

THERE was an emotional send-off after the London Skolars game for keen home-and-away supporters Gareth Hughes and his partner Caroline, who are heading for the sun to start a new life on the Greek island of Rhodes.

Players, fellow fans and club officials combined to send “Taffy” and Caroline on their way with the very best of wishes and in the hope that it won’t be long before they’re back for a visit which will take in a Roughyeds game.

Gareth (45) has been watching Oldham since he was introduced to game and club by his uncle when he was a small byy. In more recent times he got Caroline interested and now she’s just as keen as he is.

He said:

“It’s a wrench to leave and we’re both going to miss the rugby, and everything associated with it — the lads, game-day atmosphere and the friendship of fellow fans etc — like you’ll never believe.

“But we’ll keep in touch, that’s for sure, and we’ll be back now and again to keep everybody on their toes!”

As for his last game, he was just relieved that Roughyeds got home 15-14.

“They put us through it,” he added, “but I wouldn’t expect anything else.

“There’s some big games coming up now and we’ve wished the lads all the luck in the world. We’ll be glued to the twitter updates, make no mistake.”

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Club Cash

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: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The 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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