A LOCAL rugby club is hosting a huge charity event this weekend to "bring life back into the club" and showcase its wider potential.

Taken over by new management in August, Leigh Miners' 'Ladies Night' will take place at the club's Welfare Institute building on Saturday, March 4.

The Kirby Road event, just off Twist Lane, will see the community club host a Drag Queen trio, dancers, an Ann Summers representative, and a DJ to get women of all ages up and dancing.

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Leigh Journal: Staff involved at Leigh MinersStaff involved at Leigh Miners (Image: Leigh Miners)

As one of the first charity nights at the club for years, the charity 'Ladies Night' is intended to be used as a springboard to raise money for the club and promote its facilities.

It will showcase the Twist Lane club's four function rooms that are available for hire, including a Lounge, Ballroom, Bar, and a new room that has just been finished.

With the Miners' ground now the home of Leigh Leopards Ladies, it is also hoped that the club can grow closer ties to the professional club and become an unofficial meeting point before Super League games at Leigh Sports Village.

Leigh Journal: Leigh Miners Welfare Institute, on Kirkby Road, off Twist LaneLeigh Miners Welfare Institute, on Kirkby Road, off Twist Lane (Image: Google Maps)

Kelly Ward, the new bar manager at Leigh Miners Welfare Institute, said: "The ladies night event has been planned by myself and it is the first one that the club has seen under new management.

"The night is our chance to show that we are bringing life back into the club and starting to showcase the clubs potential.

"We have said we want to bring the club back to its former glory and make it a club for its teams, regulars, and the public to be proud of."

With free parking offered at the Miner's Twist Lane grounds before Leigh Leopards games, the club also plan to organise further charity events such as a Casino Night in June.