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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.

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Club Cash

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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