A NEWPORT man has said he was so moved by scenes of homelessness last Christmas that he was inspired to cook breakfast for vulnerable people on Christmas Day this year.

Coran Davies put on the event at The Basement on Powell Street, after three weeks of planning.

The 25-year-old, who lives on the riverfront, said he was struck by “a moving scene” last year which he could not shake.

“Last Christmas morning I was in the car and saw someone who was homeless.” said Mr Davies.

“It was near the police station and I later felt compelled to do something.

“The incident really did hit home.”

Mr Davies and 14 other volunteers welcomed more than 20 people for breakfast on Christmas Day.

He said: “There was a mixture of people there, some of them homeless and others who were lonely.

“The day had no criteria, but we aimed to help anyone in need.

“We offered sausage and egg baps, and beans on toast and cereal. We didn’t hear any criticism so I think it went down well.”

The substance misuse worker also thanked a range of organisations for their assistance, including Greggs, who provided 11 trays worth of food, St Davids and others.

The most important part of the day for Mr Davies was ensuring that people thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

“When people were leaving, the smiles on their faces made you feel really happy,” added Mr Davies.

“Many people are thankful for materialistic items, but the people we saw were just thankful for what the day did for them.

“We made their Christmas and I think that will go a very long way.”

The Christmas Breakfast event will take place again in December 2017, Mr Davies said.