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Daisies a worthy winner

An Ards cafe which employs people with mental illness and learning disabilities has won a prestigious award.

Daisies Cafe in Newtownards has won the Best Social Firm in Europe Award.

The prestigious accolade was awarded to Daisies Cafe by the CEFEC which is a European Network of Social Firms, Social Co-operatives, NGO's and organizations that all share the objective of creating paid work for disabled and disadvantaged people.

Simon Hamilton MLA congratulated the winners and said the cafe was well known for its work in helping its employees gain skills, experience and confidence in the workplace. “To be singled out as the best social firm working with disabled and disadvantaged people in the whole of Europe is an unbelievable achievement. Derek McClure and everyone at Daisies Cafe should rightly be proud of winning this award and they are a real credit to our area.

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