Face-mask sales going all over the country

FIRST it was NHS tee-shirts, now its Oldham RLFC face masks (see image).

Roughyeds (our nickname) sent out a total of 164 specially commissioned tee-shirts in support of the NHS — 118 in the first wave and another 46 in the last few days.

Half the money raised from these sales will go to NHS charities.

Like the rainbow-coloured tee shirts before them, face masks are also going out to people all around the UK.

The latest batch of tee-shirts went overseas to Greece and Australia as well as to Huntly and Linlithgow in Scotland, Wakefield, Stockport, Chesterfield, Wigan and Helsby in Cheshire, plus a lot more to Oldham fans.

Sales of the shirt are now closed, but the sale of face masks has only just started and the early indications are that they will prove to be, at the very least, every bit as popular as the shirts.

Said club chairman Chris Hamilton: “It was great and very encouraging to sell 164 tee-shirts in recognition of the NHS’s wonderful work during COVID-19 and now we’re getting plenty of orders for Oldham Rugby face masks, which are also coming in from far and wide.”

They are priced at £1.99 each, or three for £5, and there’s a £1 charge for postage and packing

They are re-usable and fully machine washable. They feature the club crest over the mouth and have straps that hook over the ears. They are adult sizes only.

We are expecting delivery in 14 days.

Go to our on-line store to place your order and to pay by card.


Club Cash Lottery

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

he 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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