The ‘New Horizons Partnership’ have announced today they will be accepting the InStrabane gift card at their café in the Alley Theatre and at the Garden Centre shop on Derry Road in a demonstration of support for the scheme which aims to encourage more people to shop in the town.

Strabane-based ‘New Horizons’ provides a comprehensive range of support and services to individuals with learning and intellectual disabilities throughout the North West.

The partnership have become the most recent business or organisation to sign up to be part of the Master-card based gift card scheme that can be used as part payment or full payment for purchases across a network of businesses in Strabane.

The InStrabane gift card operates in the same way as any department store or shopping centre gift card that can be spent in any of the 70 or so businesses across Strabane that are already signed up.

Adam Campbell from New Horizons said: “We’re really delighted to be supporting Strabane BID and the InStrabane gift card scheme”.

“Since our inception, all of our activities have had a high level of community involvement and are strongly supported in the Strabane area”.

“Indeed, ‘community’ is at the heart of everything we do at New Horizons – and by accepting the InStrabane gift card in our café at the Alley and in our Garden Centre shop we can demonstrate our support for this fantastic scheme which aims to encourage more people to shop locally.”

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Michaela Boyle added: “I’m delighted that the New Horizons Partnership are also supporting the InStrabane gift card scheme which is aimed at promoting the town’s unique retail offering and providing a boost for independent retailers throughout the year.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to commend all of the staff at New Horizons who provide such a supportive environment – enabling every person with a learning disability who comes through their doors to achieve a real sense of fulfilment and become a valued and respected member of their community.”