TAUNTON Athletics Club is inviting current and former members to the opening of its £140,000 clubhouse.

The landmark ceremony of the building beside the running track at The Castle School, Taunton, which received backing from Sport England, is place on Thursday, June 26.

Although the club has been handed the keys, it needs a further £40,000 to carry out other work such as the paving at the front and the showers inside and is appealing for financial and practical support.

Former or existing members who wish to attend the opening should e-mail jo_woodland@yahoo.co.uk or nikipaulin@sky.com or mike@visionifp.co.uk