WE like to think we are innovative in our fund-raising ideas during these times of financial hardship and, in terms of commercial activity, we have come up with another Roughyeds’ ‘first’ — the sale of Cadbury’s chocolate bars that are personalised to the club.
You’ll remember those NHS and Joseph Platt shirts; now we’re selling 110g bars of chocolate in two designs; both carrying the club logo on the wrapper; one with the words ‘Oldham Rugby League Club’, the other with ‘No 1 Roughyeds Fan’.
We like to think fans will regard them as another way of helping the club in these times of unprecedented difficulty, but also see them as ideal little gifts for Mothers’ Day and Easter, birthdays or any other special occasions.
While Easter is traditionally associated with chocolate eggs, there are many thousands of people who may feel past the eggs stage but are still more than fond of chocolate!
We are selling these 110g Roughyeds bars (Cadbury’s) at £3.99 each plus £2 per bar for postage and packing, all profits for the club at a time when Roughyeds, like every other club, is fighting to keep its financial head above water without any income from gates.
The cash situation will become even more acute in the forthcoming weeks when we start playing again behind closed doors, so every £1 is vital and every little helps.
The chocolate bars are the latest additions to our ever-growing choice of Roughyeds merchandise etc, all of which is available to buy online. You can see it displayed by clicking on the ‘shop’ button.
Alternatively, anyone who does not have the internet or access to our online shopping can ring the club during normal office hours, Monday to Friday inclusive, on 07904 898 177 and pay by debit or credit card.
Our 2021 merchandise includes replica home and away shirts, both proving very popular already; bobble hats; scarves; baseball caps, sub-hoodies and face masks.
Some items are not dated, multi-seasonal, while we still have some items from 2020.
All are top-quality gear from our suppliers, 1895 Sports of Warrington, whose joint owner is none other than the popular Wolves’ powerful international prop Mike Cooper. Yes, we like to keep it in the family . . . the Rugby League family.
A huge thanks — again — for all your ongoing support for the Roughyeds . . . and please don’t forget our chocolate when you’re thinking of Mothers’ Day and then Easter.