Aylesbury MP, Rob Butler, has praised the volunteers of coronavirus support groups at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions. Rob, who participated in the session via video link under the new ‘hybrid’ parliament system, highlighted the valuable work of volunteers, both locally and across the country.
As well as paying tribute to volunteers, Rob gave a special mention to the organisers of the ‘Bernie the Bus’ initiative, having recently joined Bernie’s team of volunteers in Berryfields collecting donations to the Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse food bank.
“These are very dark and difficult days, but can I highlight the amazing work being done by volunteers across the country to help others?
“In my own constituency there are dedicated teams delivering groceries and prescriptions, from Stokenchurch to Bedgrove, Hughenden to Berryfields.
“I wonder if my Right Honourable Friend would join me in thanking them all, but perhaps especially congratulating the organisers of Bernie the Bus, which, whilst it collects food for the food bank, plays very loud party music out of the back, bringing a real note of joy and happiness to the local communities as it performs a valuable public service.”
The Prime Minister joined Rob in paying tribute to volunteers, saying:
“Well I thank my Honourable Friend, as a great believer in buses and part-time manufacturer, can I agree very strongly with him about the good work done by Bernie the Bus, and all who support it, and travel therein.”