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Citybeat's Stephen Clements launches the TinyLife World Record Pram Push with the charity's events officer Samara Prentice

Citybeat's Stephen Clements launches the TinyLife World Record Pram Push with the charity's events officer Samara Prentice

Citybeat's Stephen Clements launches the TinyLife World Record Pram Push with the charity's events officer Samara Prentice

A charity is looking for 700 pram-pushing mums, dads, aunts, uncles and cousins to help break a Guinness World Record.

TinyLife will attempt to break the world record for the number of prams being pushed simultaneously for one mile - along Prince of Wales Avenue at Stormont.

Organisers want to beat the current record of 675 held by China since November 2012, while raising much-needed funds for premature and sick babies born in Northern Ireland.

Citybeat presenter Stephen Clements, dad to Poppy, is backing TinyLife as its newly-appointed patron.

He said: "I'm so proud to be involved in the charity and especially looking forward to this world record attempt.

"Tiny Life do such amazing work with the families and I'm hoping everyone who can will join us for the big push."

The event, which will take place on Saturday 8th June at Stormont Estate, Belfast from 10am to 1pm, will also be a family fun day out with bouncy castles, face painting and balloon modelling.

Registration costs £5 per pram and you can sign up by visiting www.TinyLifePramPush.eventbrite.com or call Samara on 90815050.

Pram pushers are also asked to raise an additional £25 in sponsorship and all money raised will go towards helping the families of premature babies cope with the pressures of having and caring for a sick baby.

TinyLife, formerly NIMBA, is Northern Ireland’s only premature and vulnerable baby charity based in Carryduff.

The charity provided a  range of support services for families of premature and vulnerable babies, including hospital to home support and a dads' support group. Last year, over 750 families benefited from the charity's services.

Premature babies can be born at 24 weeks and survive - the smallest surviving baby to be born in Ireland was just 398g.

Belfast Telegraph