Communities: Charities and Volunteers

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:05 pm on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 5:05 pm, 13th February 2019

Like Drew Hendry, in Coventry we have volunteers who not only collect, but distribute, the food; and a lot of people are very thankful to them. Another issue is loneliness. I hope that the hon. Gentleman will agree that every amount of pressure should be put on the BBC to revoke any plans it has to charge the licence fee to over-75s. Finally, there is another voluntary organisation in Coventry that is totally run by volunteers who help the blind using modern techniques. Has the hon. Gentleman come across anything like that in his constituency?