Bosses at Rishton Conservative Club said they have a ‘big year ahead’ as they prepare to celebrate its 115th anniversary.
More than 150 people joined a recent party at the club, with secretary Dave Lees saying they wanted to give members ‘something back for their support’.
The event also helped raise another several hundred pounds towards their £2,500 target for Guide Dogs UK.
Once the target is reached, they will be able to chose a name for a training puppy and have decided on the name ‘Rishton’.
Dave said: “We wanted to say thank you to all our members for supporting us throughout last year and also take the opportunity to raise a bit more dosh for charity.
“We wanted to give something back to the members and we raised another few hundred quid, which takes us past the halfway total.
“Hopefully we can carry on going for as long as we can. It hasn’t been easy at times and can be quite challenging.”
Dave said the club is now seen as more of a ‘community club’ and this year is a big milestone.
He added: “I think the longevity has been down to hard work and effort, not just the people on the committee but the unsung heroes, the membership and all the people who have supported it down the years.
“Once upon a time you used to get a lot of people out drinking straight after work but now society has changed and you have to put a bit more effort in.”
The club opened its doors on June 16, 1900 and Dave, who has been involved with the club for 38 years, said a lot has changed in recent times.
He said: “Obviously a lot has changed over the years but the pleasure has always been enjoying many people’s company.
“I have a lot of fond memories of those who are no longer with us, a lot of characters who have passed through over the years and a lot of fun moments.”
The club is set to hold its second beer festival from June 19 to 21, to coincide with the anniversary, and are also looking to organise regular quizzes and a bowling competition.