MAYOR of Barnsley Coun Mick Stowe made a special visit to a weekly drop-in session for military veterans to learn more about the charity’s services.
Help 4 Homeless Veterans, based in Royston, welcomed the mayor lrecently.
He chatted with regular visitors and listened to the stories they had to tell.
Steve Bentham-Bates, chief executive of the charity, said: “We basically sat down, had a cuppa and chatted for an hour-and-a-half.
“He was so impressed with our facilities he has already booked to have a bacon butty after the Remembrance Sunday parade on November 12.”
The charity host weekly drop-ins on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm – they are open to all veterans and are free.
Steve added: “We’re trying to help combat isolation.
“A lot of older veterans don’t talk to anyone from one day to the next.
“There’s always good banter here and people feel comfortable.”