AMBITIOUS plans to revamp a venue, which features in the back stories of Elbow and The Who, are gathering pace.

Six supporters of the drive to overhaul St Bernadette's social centre, in Whitefield, will be 'beating the bounds' on Saturday, October 10.

The volunteers will complete the 25km perimeter of St Bernadette's and St Michael's parish over the course of the day.

Campaigners are looking to collect £25,000 to revamp the toilets at the venue, which has served as a focal point for the community since it opened in 1961.

Dan Jones, a volunteer, said: "The centre is starting to look a little tired and need modernising, and we want to bring it into the 21st century."

The same weekend will also see a six kilometre family fun run or walk, with locals being encouraged to sign up.

People interested can go online to to either sponsor the volunteers or sign up for the fun run.

The club was a regular hangout for frontman of Bury legends Elbow, Guy Garvey, and even served as the inspiration for their song ‘Open Arms’.

And it is rumoured The Who once graced their stage.

In recent times the location has morphed into a social centre which hosts everything from model aeroplanes enthusiasts, to belly dancing classes, a keep fit club, Brownies and Rainbows, choir practices, drama groups, The Blind Society, Irish and Ballroom dance classes, and even African drumming classes.