Saints fan proud to wear our NHS tee shirt

THE special tee-shirt which Oldham Rugby League Club had made in recognition of the wonderful and courageous work of the NHS throughout the Covid-19 pandemic continues to receive rave notices from far and wide.

The latest message of goodwill comes from St Helens fan Jackie Burke, herself an NHS nurse, who messaged Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton with these words:

“I’ve just received my shirt and I’m absolutely overjoyed with it. I can’t wait to go to work in it before I change into my uniform.

“You’re all doing a brilliant job. Keep up the good work and continue to stay safe.

“I’m a St Helens RLFC fan but I’m proud to wear this shirt and I’m proud to say that Rugby League is a united family in the sporting world. What other sport can say that ?”

The Oldham chairman replied like this:

“I’m really pleased you like it. I think they look great.

“Thank-you for taking the time to message me too — your kind comments are really appreciated.

“If you wish to send me a picture of yourself wearing the shirt, we’ll get it on our website and on our social media platforms with a few others.

“Take care and thanks for the work you do.”

The club sold 118 NHS shirts in little more than a week.  Many of them have gone all over the country by post, with lots more currently being collected during set times from the club’s office inside the Vestacare Stadium.

Many have already been collected and the others can be picked up between 10am and noon today (Thurs) and between 3pm and 4pm tomorrow (Friday).

Half the profits from the sale of the shirts will go to NHS charities.

Club Cash Lottery

In challenging times for businesses we are again stressing our urgent need for more financial support via the Club Cash lottery from both existing and new members.

With door-to-door collections temporarily abandoned, some have paid up front to cover a few weeks; moved to direct debit; or completed a bank transfer but the overall result has seen a drop in lottery income of nearly 50 per cent.

This trend is hitting all clubs and organisations and we have had to temporarily modify the weekly prize structure in line with the number of people taking part.

We still have a weekly first prize of £1,000 and other prizes of £100, £50 and £25 plus some £10 consolation prizes and we urgently and seriously need people to help us on this.

One way is to download a direct debit form here and follow the instructions.

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