“Kind, generous, amazing and resilient” are just some of the words used by one Dundonald man’s two daughters to describe him as he was presented with a cash prize just before Father’s Day on Sunday.
Terry Moore was surprised at EUROSPAR Ladas Drive by one of his daughters, Ashleigh, his grandson Ezra, and wife Heather, and presented with a £1,000 cheque after being nominated for the supermarket’s Super Dad initiative.
Terry, who has overcome major health issues this year, volunteers for local charitable organisations, and mentors young people with learning difficulties, making him the perfect Super Dad to reward for this year’s campaign.
Terry’s other daughter, Leanne, lives in London so was unable to be part of the surprise, however she sent a surprise video message which was played to Terry 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.”
Daniel Comiskey from the Henderson Group, owners of EUROSPAR in Northern Ireland helped Terry’s family to surprise him and said; “We were really impressed with Terry’s selflessness and clear passion towards the initiatives he volunteers for in his local community.
“Super Dad is all about giving back to the hard-working and compassionate men in our communities who are doing so much for others in their lives. Terry is a fitting example of a Super Dad and we’re delighted to reward him with a cheque for £1,000.”
The campaign which launched last month by the EUROSPAR and VIVOXTRA supermarkets in Northern Ireland, is a great opportunity for shoppers to nominate the Dads who are making a real difference in the community.
The team received hundreds of entries in this second year of the initiative where they were looking for two dedicated dads to take home a total of £1,500 from EUROSPAR and VIVOXTRA. Richard Orme from Ballynahinch was also presented a cheque for £500 from his local VIVOXTRA store after being nominated by his son, Jamie.
Terry has just turned 60 and works with the Belfast Trust’s Disabilities New Beginners Project as a mentor, as well as volunteering with an organisation called Street Soccer NI.
As the Coach of the Street Soccer Homeless Project, Terry uses the power of 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 who surprised him in store added; “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.”