Today at conference two of our members were recognised for their achievements. Nick Claffey, recently elected a community councillor in Pan Y Cae, was recognised for his work with the homeless. Nick was awarded the inaugural Rhodri Morgan Award which is awarded for people showing great leadership within thier community.
Nick has become a real stalwart of our community. When he saw the plight of the homeless in our community, he was out on the streets regularly to feed the homeless and to offer them assistance to set up with the local authority schemes. Most importantly though, he offered the homeless a friend. He often gets on first name terms and gives them a voice, sharing their stories on social media to help raise awareness to the variety of issues that cause holemessnes.
All this led Nick to becoming a founding member of the charity Humanity 4 Homeless – North Wales. Nick is a huge inspiration to our CLP and membership and there is no one we feel as more deserving of this award!
Also recognised for their service was Stella Matthews. Recieving the Long Service Award, Stella is well know throughout the Welsh Labour Party. Having served for 34 years as a community councillor for Pant Ward, Stella also served for 14 years as a county borough councillor.
Stella has been active throughout Welsh Labour across a number of forums and committees throughout her tenure and this award serves to recognise all that she has achieved.
Here in Clwyd South we are extremely proud that our members have been recognised for their excellent work. Having two members be recognised nationally with such awards shows off the real calibre of our comrades and their commitment to the social justice our Party strives to achieve.