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Video: Dundonald man wins 'Super Dad' award

Super Dad: Terry Moore  

A DUNDONALD man is celebrating winning £1,000 after being nominated by his two daughters for a dad of the year award.

Terry Moore was surprised by one of his daughters, Ashleigh, his grandson Ezra, and wife Heather before being presented with the £1,000 cheque.

Terry overcame major health issues in the past year, volunteers for local charitable organisations, and mentors young people with learning difficulties, making him the perfect 'Super Dad' in the competition ran by Eurospar and Vivoxtra supermarkets.

Terry’s other daughter, Leanne, lives in London so was unable to be part of the surprise, however she sent a video message saying; “Daddy, we couldn’t think of anyone more deserving to win this prize. Nothing seems to stop you, and for that we hope you enjoy your prize and do something for yourself.”

Terry, who has just turned 60, works with the Belfast Trust’s Disabilities New Beginners Project as a mentor, as well as volunteering with an organisation called Street Soccer NI.

He is also a coach with the Street Soccer Homeless Project, a charity that uses football to transform the lives of people who are disadvantaged, providing support in housing, employability and other areas where help is needed.

Terry’s daughter, Ashleigh Moore said: “He’s a really amazing dad who would do anything for us. Dad never complains or let us see him down, even when he’s had his own battles. He has a huge heart and we’re so proud to see him get something back for all that he does for others.”

Richard Orme from Ballynahinch was also presented a cheque for £500 from his local VIVOXTRA store after being nominated by his son, Jamie.

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