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Frank Foster’s funeral in Barrow on Friday, January 3

The funeral of former Oldham forward and Barrow coach Frank Foster will be on Friday, January 3 at St George’s Church, Barrow at noon, followed by committal at Thorncliffe Crematorium at 1pm with a reception afterwards at Roose Conservative Men’s Club from 1.30pm.

The relevant postcodes are are as follows: St George’s Church, LA14 2JJ; Crematorium, LA14 5PD; Roose Conservative Men’s Club, LA13 0BE.

Full details with directions are given on the link below.

All inquiries to George Hall and Sons, Funeral Directors, Barrow. tel: 01229 820514 or 01229 808044. Family flowers only with donations to the Alzheimers Society.

Two days after the funeral Barrow and Oldham meet in a pre-season warm-up game at Craven Park (2pm) which is sure to be a poignant occasion, given Frank’s connections with both clubs.

Go to the following link: www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/20-12-2019-frank-foster/?ts=637127284148189368&fbclid=IwAR09RtJfygUQieLwRf1l_x2tPg0BgJKen0nhGfbhitbfvVvbP3KtQCEppaI

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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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