Band-tastic! Autumn Leaves contest huge success!

IT’S too early to confirm if there will be an Autumn Leaves brass band contest encore next year. But Greenfield’s inaugural musical party in the…

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Don’t Leave it late! Tickets available for return of brass band music to Saddleworth

WHEN the last notes sounded at the 2019 Whit Friday brass band contests no-one envisaged the sound of silence enduring for more than two years.…

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Frank’s a lot! Atlantic oarsman collects Pride prize

ATLANTIC rower and charity fundraiser Frank Rothwell can add another prestigious accolade to his growing collection. Frank’s ocean crossing achievement earlier this year raised more…

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Fundraising heroes Kevin and Frank receive Freedom of Borough

TWO Saddleworth men who raised more than £3.5 million for charity have become Honorary Freemen of the Borough of Oldham. Kevin Sinfield MBE and Frank…

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Cheque mate! Saddleworth’s million pound man feeling swell after rowing feat boost for charity

IT’S not every day you are in receipt of more than one million pounds. But Frank Rothwell’s recently received seven figure sum is for a…

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Here we row again! Frank plots another seaman’s mission

HARDLY had he stepped foot on dry land when Atlantic adventurer Frank Rothwell decided he wanted to reprise his ocean crossing. So, providing his plans…

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Ocean’s 70! ‘Wanderer’ breaks world records after finishing Atlantic challenge

WHEN he docked in English Harbour, Antigua on Saturday, February 6 Frank Rothwell had rowed himself into the record books. The 70-year-old Saddleworth pensioner became…

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Million-pound target reached as Roger is remembered by inspirational rower Frank

HAVING rowed into the record books, Frank Rothwell has also completed the second part of his challenge – raising £1 million for Alzheimer’s Research UK.…

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‘Antigua, here I come’ – rower Frank’s on course for his romantic reunion

AWESOME oarsman Frank Rothwell is rowing towards a romantic Caribbean rendez-vous with wife Judith ahead of schedule. Fearless Frank from Greenfield hoped to complete his…

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