Another Big PUSH For TinyLife

TinyLife, Northern Ireland’s only premature and vulnerable baby charity is attempting to break the Guinness World record for the number of prams being pushed simultaneously for 1 mile.

Coinciding with the charity celebrating 25 years of supporting families of premature and sick babies, the charity are looking for 700+ pram pushers to take part in the pram push and help them break pram push record which is currently held by Hong Kong.

The Guinness World Record Attempt PRAM PUSH will take place on Saturday 8th June 2013 at Stormont Estate from 10am until 1pm.  The day itself will be filled with family fun activities including face painting, balloon modelling and bouncy castles.  Registration is only £5 per pram and we ask that each family raises £25 in sponsorship.

Samara Prentice, TinyLife’s Events and PR Officer said, ‘This is a really exciting event for us as a charity; there is the challenge of beating the current record as well as a unique fundraising opportunity and the funds raised from this event will enable us to reach out to more families in Northern Ireland who really need our support’.

The event was officially launched this afternoon at Stormont Estate with Health Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, who said, ‘I am delighted to be involved with TinyLife’s Pram Push.  I know that TinyLife give so much of their and energy to help improve the chances of survival for premature and ill babies’. 

‘As Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety I am committed to improving services for all patients, including newborns.  It was to this end that I launched a new maternity strategy for Northern Ireland in July of last year’.

‘The Strategy for Maternity Care in Northern Ireland sets out the blueprint for taking our maternity services into the future, and aims to build on our existing excellent maternity services.  I would encourage to support TinyLife by joining the Pram Push on 8th June; not only will it raise valuable funds for TinyLife, but it will prove to be a fun day for the whole family’.    

Anyone interested in taking part can register online or by calling Samara on 02890 815050.