BURY Family Centre is closing its doors after more than 30 years of offering support and care for parents and children.

To celebrate, the centre, run by children's charity NCH, is holding an open day inviting parents and children past and present to join staff for a chance to reminisce.

The centre, in Tenters Street, has been forced to close on March 31 afer NCH admitted they can no longer afford to subsidise the costs of the serices which will now be moved to other agencies, including the Mosses Centre and other NCH projects in Bury.

The open day will take place on Wednesday, between 11am to 4pm.

The family centre was founded by a group of volunteers living in the Springs and Chesham estates, who had nowhere to take their children.

Barbara Martin, the centre's project manager, said: "We want to express how grateful we are to all who have supported the centre over the years. We have tried so hard to ensure the services we offer are continued because they are so needed in the community."