Dinner announced in support of Barrow’s fight with cancer

A dinner for former Oldham RL player Tony Barrow has been announced in support of the former rugby player’s battle with cancer.

Barrow signed for the club during the 1980s, a period in which his father was head coach during a great period for the club. 

The aim of the dinner is to raise funds for Barrow’s ongoing treatment, and the event is to be staged in April at St Herbert’s Parish Rooms on Broadway.

Tickets for the event are £25, with guest speaker Barrie McDermott, comedian Ven Tracey and MC Pete Young all in attendance. 

Roger Halstead says that the successful period for the club brings back great memories, and hopes everyone will rally around in support of Barrow.

“The drama and excitement of Old Trafford was a fitting end to a memorable season in which Oldham won 36 of the 43 games player,” Halstead told the Chronicle. 

“They were involved in 15 cup-ties; they came desperately close to reaching Wembley for the first time; they were involved in several television thrillers; and First Division big guns Wigan, Widnes and St Helens were all defeated in cup-tie spectaculars.

“Those were happy days for the club, for the Barrow family and for thousands of fans, many of whom will want to be associated with ‘young’ Tony’s battle to beat cancer.”

For tickets, or more information, ring any one of the four organisers – Ray Hill on 07591048076, John Watkins on 07974612038, Peter Young on 07875661976; Karen Tupaea on 07736195063.


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