Gavin visits Coven Forget-Me-Not Club

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited members of Coven Forget-Me-Not Club to take tea with their members.

Gavin spoke with members of the club about his role as their Member of Parliament as well as his job of Chief Whip. He held a question and answer session which covered topics such as the rail services in South Staffordshire and Brexit.

The Coven Forget Me Club is a local social group for over 55s. Members are able to take part in coach trips, listen to Speakers, play Bingo and go out for meals. The club meets every Tuesday, from 2-4pm, at the Coven Memorial Hall.

The aim of the group is to bring together elderly residents from the Coven and Brewood area for social activities and outings. The group provides a local voluntary mini bus paid for in part by Club funds and partly by those using it enabling those who would otherwise be isolated take part in social activities. The Club has previously visited Westminster where they met Gavin who took the group on a tour of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

After his visit Gavin said: “I really enjoyed coming back to chat to members of Coven Forget-Me-Not Club. It was a pleasure to be able to drop in and visit members of this brilliant group for Coven and Brewood residents. The group provides as essential service for those members of our society that may feel isolated due to the fact that they cannot leave the house without help.

“Given that South Staffordshire is in a rural area, some members would find it difficult to have social contact or get out and about without the support of the Club.  Providing the mini bus makes such a huge difference and I’d like to thank all those involved in the running of this fantastic group for the invaluable work that they do.”