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Clarice Stevens funeral in Altrincham on December 11

​The funeral service for Clarice Stevens, a proud, dedicated Oldham RLFC supporter for 73 years, will be held in Timperley (Altrincham) on Wednesday, December 11.

The cortege will assemble at 2pm at the Arthur Gresty Funeral Home and Chapel of Rest at The Greystones, 305, Manchester Road, West Timperley, Altrincham WA14 5PH.

It will move on to Altrincham Crematorium, Whitehouse Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 5RH for 2.30pm.

It will be family flowers only, the family asking others to make donations in lieu of flowers to Oldham RLFC.

A supporter since she was aged 17, Clarice died in Wythenshawe Hospital last week at the age of 90.

Until late last season she wouldn’t hesitate to travel on public transport from her home in Timperley to watch the Roughyeds’ home games, be they at Sedgley Park in Prestwich, the Vestacare Stadium in Oldham or Bower Fold, Stalybridge.

“I’ve followed Oldham since I was a girl and I’ll be supporting the club to the day I die,” said Clarice last January at a surprise 90th birthday party which was thrown for her at the club.

She added: “I fell in love with the club when I was a teenager. I was an Oldham girl cheering for the Oldham club. Why would I want to support any other club?

“Roughyeds have given me a lifetime’s interest and a lifetime’s enjoyment.”

Her season ticket and her red and white Roughyeds scarf will be with her in the coffin.

Club chairman Chris Hamilton, who numbered Clarice among his closest friends, will head a large Roughyeds contingent in Altrincham on the day of the final hooter for Clarice, whose longevity of loyalty and dedication to the club set an inspirational example to all.

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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.

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.

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