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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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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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