Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, joined veterans at Withernsea Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club for a ‘butty, brew and banter’.
Withernsea Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club was founded in 2021 as an opportunity for veterans and service members from all branches of the armed forces, including reservists, to join others for a ‘Butter, Brew and Banter’. Between 35-40 people attend the breakfast club which meets twice a month on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The club is a place people can socialise, have a nice breakfast and receive support with any problems they may have for a suggested donation of £1.50.
During his visit, Graham enjoyed a coffee and some delicious food with some of the club’s members. He learned about the important role it plays to ensure people feel part of the community and heard about the vital work the veterans did to protect our freedoms.
After the coffee morning one of the founding members of the club, Kevin Watson, commented: “It was great to host Graham at our coffee morning so he could see first hand the club we have created for veterans and serving members to ensure they feel valued and respected. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the generous individuals and businesses that have supported us over the last two years to create this club, without whom much of what we do would not be possible.”
Claire Holmes, Ward Councillor for South East Holderness, said: “I am very grateful for the invitation to join the breakfast club today. The breakfast club is a great opportunity for veterans and their families to be able to socialise and support each other.”
Following his visit, Graham said: “As a huge admirer of Beverley and Holderness’ veterans community I am so impressed by the brilliant work that Kevin and everyone involved in Withernsea Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club have done to establish and support this great community.”
If you would like to find out more about Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Clubs, you can visit this website via this link: https://www.afvbc.net/