The fate of the refugees touched the hearts of many in the UK and particularly in the North West.
The members of the club rallied to the cause and in a very short time raised enough food and aid to fill a full lorry which joined a historic convoy of aid from Manchester and elsewhere.
Since the mid 1990's tens of thousands of pounds has been raised for refurbishment work.
The building has benefited from a restored frontage, new doors, and window and electrical work. New downstairs toilets, a new dining room, disabled access and a host of other improvements.