We'll never forget him — and now we've got a special tee-shirt

IN the run-up to Christmas we have launched a new tee-shirt to commemorate Rugby League’s 125th Anniversary and the part played in that historic event by Oldham’s very own Joseph Platt.

This special memento of Oldham’s leading role in the birth of our favourite game carries an image of the great man, who was added to Rugby League’s Roll of Honour at the end of August, and the club badge that was in use in 1895.

As its first secretary, Joseph Platt administered the Northern Union (later to become the Rugby League) for many years from its birth in 1895, from his office in Queen Street, Oldham where a blue plaque describes him as the ‘father figure’ of Rugby League.

Purchase of this unique tee-shirt is a great way to support Roughyeds in these difficult times; to celebrate Rugby League’s 125-year milestone; to increase awareness of Joseph Platt and the part played by the Oldham club in the sport’s early days.

They are available on pre-order ONLY from now until November 6 via the club’s on-line shop, but any problem and you can ring us on 07904 898 177. Delivery time is expected to be three weeks.

They are available in all sizes from extra small youths (XSY) all the way up to 6XL.

They are priced at £25 from XSY up to extra-large youths (XLY) and then £29 from small adult up to 6XL.

Hurry please to put in your orders because November 6 isn’t far away.

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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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