The boss of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club has been awarded two civic awards in recognition for the help he and others gave during the early days of the pandemic to feed needy people.
As soon as the first lockdown hit in March 2020 Stuart Dawson turned his diner restaurant in Colwyn Bay into a place where people could go for food parcels.
During the first lockdown he and his band of volunteers gave out or delivered over 1,000 food parcels.
That Easter they also gave away thousands of Easter eggs to local children, with most of the donations coming from local residents and Morrisons supermarket.
In recognition of what they did Colwyn Bay Town Council have given Stuart and the other volunteers ‘highly commended volunteer of the year award’ and the John David Memorial Award for Volunteer of the Year.
“I don’t want this award to be about me, it’s about the volunteers and the community that came together to feed those in need,” said Stuart.
“We feed people from all walks of life including people from the big houses in Colwyn Heights, it certainly wasn’t just the poor.”
He added: “We were just doing what was needed at the time, we seemed to be the only people doing it.”
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