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Safeguard breakfast for upwardly mobile Roughyeds

OLDHAM RL Club’s players are moving up in the world.

Promoted from Betfred League 1 to the Betfred Championship, they are attracting new sponsors and backers . . . and on Saturday after training players and backroom staff will have breakfast in the community with the Safeguard Group, a local firm based in Chadderton.

“For a club our size, which has just moved up from Betfred League 1 to the Championship, to receive an invitation like this is massive,” said delighted head coach Matt Diskin.

“The lads are planning their Christmas party for later in the day and what better way to start off the day than this?

“It goes without saying that we are all very grateful to Safeguard and very appreciative of their fantastic invitation which will give the players an opportunity to spend a bit of time together after training and do some Christmas bonding.

“It also means that, as a squad and as a club, we can get out into the local community which I feel is a very important part of what we are about.”

Players and staff will enjoy breakfast in Safeguard’s new Lounge Cafe which was recently opened to the public at the Safeguard Group’s Arkwright Street base on the Westwood Industrial Estate in Chadderton, OL9 9LZ.

A leading supplier and installer of quality catering products, the firm has been established in Oldham for more than 30 years.

It is proud of its local reputation as a market leader and it has also built a national profile through its commitment to delivering excellent service and value-for-money products.

Moreover, several members of senior management are steeped in rugby league, including Financial Operations Manager Jonathan Kelly, who has had a 28-year association with Oldham St Anne’s.

Others on the management team also have direct links with the Green and Golds.

Said Jonathan:

“Six of us have links with St Anne’s and as a company we wanted to show our support for and our allegiance to the Roughyeds and to rugby league generally in Oldham.

“We were delighted to see them get promoted; we wish them all the best in the Championship; and we felt it would be great to invite them down to breakfast in our new cafe.”

Oldham RLFC chairman Chris Hamilton said:

“It will be great for the lads to take up this kind invitation from Safeguard.

“It’s good for bonding and for forging links with the local community; and we are very appreciative of this great gesture by Safeguard.”

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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.

Best of luck!

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