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Roary’s Pride Meeting

Members of Roary’s Pride, our supporters’ group for under-16s, enjoyed another get-together at the Vestacare Stadium. highlighted by the visit of the Roughyeds’ ground safety officer Phil Black and his daughter Chloe, both of whom are qualified first-aid trainers.

David Murgatroyd, who runs Roary’s Pride, is also a qualified first-aider and the three of them demonstrated the basics of first-aid , most notably in how to put a patient in the recovery position and how to go about making emergency calls to the appropriate services.

Parents and children had great fun, but it was also an informative get-together in which the children learned life skills and thoroughly enjoyed their Saturday morning.

Said Murgy:

“It was a fantastic get-together, probably the best one we have had so far. The children were captivated by the first-aid event and I thought Phil Black, our ground safety officer, was absolutely fantastic. My personal thanks go to Phil and Chloe for coming all the way from Widnes to make the get-together the huge success it was.

“Phil was brilliant. The children hung on his every word and I’m sure the next time any of them have cause to be taken to A and E they’ll show a lot more interest in what’s going on.

“To see the children inter-acting like that made me feel so proud. It was exactly what I envisaged when we set up Roary’s Pride earlier this year, The children were proud too . . . you could see it in their faces.”

Three members of the playing squad, Ritchie Hawkyard, Cameron Leeming and Jamie Greenwood popped in to talk to the children after Saturday morning training and to take part in the ‘ traditional’ Yes,No’ game. Thanks also go to Ritchie, Cam and Jamie for giving up their time to entertain the children in this way.

At the next meeting, on a date not yet fixed, ‘Murgy hopes to arrange for the children to have a guided tour of the Civic Hall and/or the Queen Elizabeth Hall to give them an insight in what the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham means to so many thousands of people.”

“I’ll be contacting The Worshipful The Mayor of Oldham Metropolitan Borough, Councillor Ginny Alexander to see if we can fix this up,”

he said.

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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.

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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

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