As Chase MP I spent Monday morning (13th December) alongside the Cannock Lions who had organised a Christmas lunch for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA).
The lunch, at St Luke’s Church Hall in Cannock, began with Christmas carols sung by pupils from St Luke’s School. This was followed by an appearance from Father Christmas himself. After saying a few words, I had the job of carving the Turkey for the lunch.
The Cannock Lions are a new addition to the International network of volunteers who dedicate their spare time to helping vulnerable people, groups and individuals in the area through local community projects.
SSAFA Forces Help support those who serve in our Armed Forces and those who used to serve - even if it was only for a single day. They also care for the families of both.
Carving the turkey and serving roast potatoes to these servicemen and women was a real honour and a wonderful way to start the week. The Lions club did a superb job in arranging the Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings and full tribute must be paid to Pam and her hard working team of ladies in the kitchen. I was delighted to be able to contribute in a small way by providing the turkey myself. Volunteers putting on events like this make you realise what the big society really means in practice- a warming dinner for war heroes in St Luke’s church on an otherwise cold Monday morning.
Member since: 4th February 2011
I am a keen sportsman, and try and play rugby, tennis and football on a regular basis.I live in Cannock and London with my girlfriend.I am the MP for Cannock Chase following the largest swing from Labour...