A big 'thank-you' from the chairman

Roughyeds can confirm that all matters relating to 2020 season ticket holders have now been dealt with and wish to place on record the club’s heartfelt thanks to the overwhelming majority of fans who have donated their remaining season ticket money back to the club.

Chairman Christopher Hamilton said:

“There is no doubt that Covid-19 has affected everybody, but the way our fans and sponsors have got behind the club has been quite humbling. An overwhelming majority of fans chose to donate their remaining money back to help the club through this incredibly difficult period which for us, potentially, could be going on without crowds until April.

“Even the few who have chosen to take a refund have pledged their support next year — and we are only too well aware that everybody’s circumstances are different.

“To our loyal fans and sponsors I would like to say how grateful we are for your help and support and, as fans have already seen with the squad we are building for next season, we will be doing out utmost to provide you with a group of players who will bust a gut to reward your faith in us.

“We are hoping to provide an update on playing matters soon and as you will have seen from the recent RFL statement on the 2021 season, clubs, coaches and players, like you, are desperate to get back playing as soon as possible.

“The situation for the club remains a concern as it could be potentially 12 months without trading by the time we are able to get back to playing matches.

“In the meantime, anything you can do to help WILL make a difference whether that be buying merchandise or joining the club lottery, which still remains at much lower levels than pre Covid.”

You can join the lottery via the website and for just £1 a week you can win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or a consolation £10 in a draw that takes place every Wednesday. Results go on the website soon afterwards.

Due to Covid, we are not doing door-to-door collections at present, but the lottery is still going on. To have a chance you’ve got to be in it though and you can be in there with a shout if you arrange to pay by standing order (our preferred option); or do a bank transfer; or pay a set sum up front by debit or credit card; or even pay by cheque.

Full details are available here but if you are in any doubt whatsoever you can always ring the club on 07904 898177 (leave a contact number and a brief message if necessary) or email the club at: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk or email our lottery administrator John McAndrew directly on: mcandrewj@aol.com

You can even make a huge difference to the club — FOR NO COST TO YOU WHATSOEVER — by joining the RFL’s very own rugby league app, Our League, and informing the RFL on application that OLDHAM is your club, or by earning vital funds for ORSA, the independent supporters’ association, by following the relevant links to ‘Easyfundraising’ whenever you shop online and a percentage of what you spend goes to ORSA.

We expect lots of fans might be shopping online in the run-up to Christmas, especially in view of social-distancing restrictions, so to find out more about this FREE money-raiser please go to ORSA’s ‘Easyfundraising’ section.

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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