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Orsa Plea to Fans Who Shop Online

In line with the planning being done by our club for the 2021 season, the Oldham Roughyeds Supporters Association (ORSA) representatives recently contacted existing members to pursue for the renewal of their memberships and wish to thank those supporters who continue to support in this way.

Despite all the uncertainty that currently prevails, ORSA is keen to prepare for what lies ahead and anticipate whatever assistance they will be able to provide for Matt Diskin and the squad, whenever a return to action becomes possible. As an example of how funds are used, just before the lockdown in March, ORSA purchased some new tackle bags for use by the squad and they hope to build on the purchase of such equipment next season. With the raising of funds currently limited to memberships and quarterly receipts from amounts raised via their link with the Easyfundraising organisation, ORSA officials are especially keen to expand on the latter.

Funds raised from Easyfundraising do not cost anything, but are donations available from thousands of companies prepared to donate to listed causes, of which ORSA is one, merely by virtue of someone making an online purchase. Since ORSA registered with the organisation 2 years ago, over £500 has been raised and this is an amount raised from the online purchases made by just a small group of fans. However, given the increased popularity of online shopping, this source of income is far from being maximised in the way they would really like to see, so wish to encourage more fans to consider signing up with Easyfundraising.

Anyone can sign up with Easyfundraising and whether online shopping is done on a computer or a mobile phone, it really is very easy to get the free donations. An ORSA spokesperson remarked that,

“The fans who regularly use Easyfundraising, are in the habit of doing so and find it really satisfying to know that, merely by making their normal purchases, they are also raising valuable donations to benefit their team”.

So, if you have the club at heart and shop online, please do sign up and support ORSA’s fund raising in this way and note that every penny raised, is used to support the needs of the playing squad.

For further information and a link to ‘Easyfundraising’, please see the club website, under the ORSA banner.



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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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