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Intake Social Club launch an online campaign
Intake Social Club
The club say: "Lets stand up and be counted".

A Working Men's Club in Doncaster is trying to save its future by going online.

Shaun Whitaker, one of the sectaries at the Intake Working Men's Club started a Facebook campaign in January 2011 in an attempt to save the working men's club's and entertainment industry.

The Facebook page is asking people to sign an epetition that has been setup in the aim of bringing the issue to the attention of the Government.

The club which opened it doors on 21 August 1931, with 55 members has flourished over the years but has noticed fewer members through the door.

The club say on their website: "In a nutshell, we are the community centres' for the working class.

"It should not be forgotten that the club and pub "scene" has also served at least as "training grounds" for many of the entertainment "stars" that we rightly celebrate as great British talent, and continues to be.

"It is an industry sector that consists of many thousands of businesses and jobs, which not only has a very high value, but is also an extremely important source of revenue to the Exchequer."

"We therefore petition Her Majesty's Government to take swift action to support this entire industry and important source of leisure facilities and activities."

The epetition requires 100,000 signatures before it can submit it to the government.

The club are proposing changes for clubs and public houses, which include designated smoking rooms and a review of the noise pollution act.

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