Throughout the 2023/24 season, the club will be hosting numerous charity spotlights in partnership with Oldham Athletic Community Trust.
This Saturday against Aldershot, we start with Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, which provides free, specialist palliative and end-of-life care for adults with life-limiting illnesses in Oldham and surrounding areas.
Dr Kershaw’s Kicks
As part of the Charity Spotlight at Boundary Park, Dr Kershaw’s are pleased to announce the launch of their brand new community initiative Dr Kershaw’s Kicks.
Offering all children the opportunity to go to school with adequate footwear and the ability to participate in sports and social activities. We will be launching Dr Kershaw’s Kicks on Monday 14 August.
Dr Kershaw’s needs your help! They are looking for donations of second-hand school shoes, dance shoes, football boots and any other children’s footwear. If you can donate these items, there will be a drop of point at the Athletic Store for the whole of August!
Mike McArdle, Furniture Hub Manager, said “As a parent myself, I know how expensive it can be to purchase school or sports shoes. It's not just the cost though, the rate at which kids grow can mean that a pair bought one week may not fit the next!
“We decided to open Dr Kershaws Kicks to make sure that every child has the opportunity to participate in learning and in physical activity.
“Our shoes are all priced at less than £5 a pair, that being said, we understand that with the current cost of living crisis there are families that need access to free shoes. We can certainly help with that. We are happy to receive referrals from community support members and will be looking at starting a pay it forward scheme.
“If you are able to donate your children’s outgrown school and sports shoes please drop them at Oldham Athletics Club Shop!”
Your donations could help towards the development of another child’s future success.
To check out our Dr Kershaw’s Kicks please visit The Furniture Hub, Neo House, Shaw Road, Oldham, OL1 4AW.
On the day
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice has been chosen as Oldham Athletic Community Trust charity spotlight for their first home match of the season on Saturday 12 August.
Volunteers and members of staff from Dr Kershaw’s will be there on the day to raise awareness of the Hospice and the impact we have on the community. Fans will have the chance to donate to the Hospice via the collection buckets which will be located across the grounds of the stadium.
In the Oldham Athletic Club Shop there will be a donation bin where you can drop your children’s preloved shoes and meet our Furniture Hub Manager, Mike, to find out more about the Dr Kershaw’s Kicks initiative.
Also on the day you will have the opportunity to meet our brand new Hospice Mascot, Hartley who will be located inthe Club Shop and later will be accompanying Chaddy!
Charities supported across the season
Below you can see all the charities that will be supported on a matchday through the season;
- Saturday 12 August - Dr Kershaws
- Saturday 9 September - Blood Bikes
- Saturday 23 September - Kingfisher Academy Trust
- Saturday 7 October - Believe & Achieve
- Saturday 28 October - Mummy's Star
- Saturday 11 November - SSAFA
- Saturday 25 November - Springboard
- Saturday 23 December - Papyrus
- Tuesday 23 Barnet - Mahdlo
- Saturday 27 January - Team Hill Charitable Trust
- Saturday 24 February - Endometrosis Awareness North
- Saturday 16 March - POINT
- Saturday 29 March - The Ricky Casey Trust
- Saturday 6 April - OACT
Dr Kershaw’s 20th Lottery Anniversary Draw
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice Lottery, and to celebrate with the community they are running an extra special Draw offering £20,000 worth of incredible prizes!
Dr Kershaw’s is thrilled to announce our STAR prize, of a £10,000 Luxury Nordic Cruise generously donated to the Hospice, with the help and support of Freedom Travel.
This prize also includes return rail travel to London, with an overnight stay prior to boarding kindly donated by Freedom Travel, 54 High Street, Uppermill and £500 spending money.
The winner of this fantastic prize will be departing from London Tilbury Docks on the Northern Lights Expedition Cruise from 11th - 25th November 2023 travelling up to Tromso in the Arctic Circle. This 15-day getaway is for two people and will see our lucky winner and their guest cruising along Norwegian Fjords, visiting charming towns and cities, exploring up close and in comfort aboard MS Maud.
All meals and meal-time beverages are included in the prize, as well as escorted expeditions along the way. For more information and for full Terms and Conditions on this amazing prize, please visit www.drkh.org.uk/lottery20.
Tickets are just £1!
The Draw date is 29/09/2023 with a closing date of 25/09/2023.
If the STAR prize doesn’t float your boat, why not give yourself a chance to be the lucky winner of one of 9 additionalCASH prizes ranging from £5,000 to £50!
All funds raised go directly to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice and each ticket purchased will contribute to providing vital care and support for patients and their loved ones, giving you a chance to win and a way to care!
Since the first Draw back in October 2003, Dr Kershaw’s lottery supporters have generated over £5 million for patient care. What a staggering amount of money! With your help, we can continue to be there for people living with life limiting illness in these difficult times. Good luck and thank you for your support!
To purchase tickets for our 20th Anniversary Draw, please contact our Lottery Team on: Tel: 0161 624 9213 or email: email@example.com.