Oldham RL Club's NHS tee-shirts in big demand

Date published: 21 July 2020

Such has been the interest in Oldham Rugby League Club's 'rainbow' tee shirts, specially designed to support the NHS, that the club has extended its online sales pitch for several more days.

Half the profits will go to local NHS charities as the club's way of paying tribute to the health service for its work and selfless dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Staff at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield saved the life of Oldham's assistant coach Brendan Sheridan, a 41-year-old father of three, who was in a coma and on a ventilator in April.

The club stopped taking orders, from all over the country, more than a fortnight ago but it has received so many inquiries since that online ordering is open again until 5pm on Saturday.

"We've had lots more inquiries from far and wide," said club chairman Chris Hamilton. "People like the shirt, but they also like what we are doing in supporting the NHS."

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