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FASA wins all island charity award

Local charity FASA has won an all Ireland award for its work with people affected by substance misuse, suicide and self-harm.

The organisation, based in Bangor and Belfast, won the Community Response to Addiction Category in the Co-Operation Ireland Pride of Place Competition.

Nominated by Belfast City Council, FASA was chosen for the support and care it offers clients.

Formed in 1995 by local parents in the Greater Shankill area, FASA has evolved to become a highly professional, caring organisation responding to geographical and thematic areas of need.

Anne Bill MBE, Executive Director, said: “We are overwhelmed to receive such a prestigious All Ireland award. I would like to say thank you to our staff, volunteers, management and board members for their passion, commitment and dedication.”

She added: “Our work can be challenging and at times demanding. To be recognised and rewarded by the Co-operation Ireland selection panel in this category makes us, as an organization, feel justifiably proud.”

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