Send in your pictures of Life in Lockdown

OLDHAM Council is currently working on a project called ‘Oldham’s Lockdown Museum’, a digital project to record how life has changed in the town during the pandemic.

The idea is that the Council can then connect with people who might be feeling lonely or isolated at home, but also create an archive for future generations to understand a little about what Oldham life was like during the pandemic of 2020.

Each week the Council will set a theme to encourage people to send in photos and they will then be published the following week in a gallery on the Council website.

This week’s theme is ‘Sport and Exercise’ and Oldham RLFC has been asked to help and to take part.

Ideally, the Council would like photos to be with them by this Monday morning, July 13, so we are asking fans to send in their pictures of ‘Life in Lockdown’, with a sport and exercise theme, to us at the club so that we can send them off to the Council en bloc in order to meet their Monday morning request.

So please get cracking and upload your pictures by 5pm this Sunday, July 12, to the club’s email address:

We will do the rest and thus play our part, as the borough’s professional rugby league club, in helping the Council to make a huge success of its ‘Lockdown Museum’ project.

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: or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to:

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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