A SOCIAL club in Kidderminster is looking to host more events and recruit new members to generate the cash needed to continue running.

Gilt Edge Social Club, which started in 1978 as a working men's club for carpet factory staff, now serves as a regular meeting place for local pensioners, and also hosts clubs including bowls, bingo and ballroom dancing.

But the board of directors says the club, which is run entirely by volunteers, needs to make more money to keep going.

Chairman of the board Andrew Haffner said: "Gilt Edge provides a really good service for elderly people in the area.

"It's changed a lot over the years and now hosts all sorts of events, from line dancing to live bands and dance activities.

"But it needs more members to keep going. It's tucked away so there's no passing trade.

"When I talk to people in Kidderminster they say they didn't know it was there or they thought it closed years ago.

"It's got the potential to do so much better. It's got a massive function room and a small lounge with a bar that can be hired out. It's that sort of money that keeps the place going. The club is also keen to host more charity events.

"We're desperate to keep it open."

Upcoming events at the Zortech Avenue club include a Cliff Richard tribute act on Saturday, March 9 and 70s and 80s discos on May 4 and June 1.

For more information or to hire a room, phone Andrew on 07854 808569.