VETERANS and serving members of the armed forces enjoyed a special Christmas breakfast yesterday, Saturday.

Members of the Leigh Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club, who meet every Saturday from 10am to noon at The Thomas Burke Wetherspoons pub on Leigh Road, hosted their 'Great Christmas Get together' which gave past and present military workers the chance to see each other before the big day tomorrow, Monday.

MP for Leigh Jo Platt and armed forces charity Shoulder to Soldier's founder Linda Fisher were also in attendance.

Founded by ex-serviceman Ian Parkinson, the club allows armed forces personnel, veterans and their family members mutual support and offers the opportunity to socialise with people from similar backgrounds.

Members have praised the weekly event as they share a similar sense of humour and outlook on life as well as reminding them of the social lives they used to enjoy during their service days.

There is no membership fee to join the club with all ex servicemen, veterans and serving members welcome to join.

The event on Saturday was supported by charities Forever Manchester and The Jo Cox Foundation.

For more information about the club visit