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Wallace to make Big Difference

Fresh from qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup with Ulster, rugby international Paddy Wallace has helped low-cost airline bmibaby launch TinyLife Big Difference Day (January 26) — the latest fundraising initiative to support the airline’s official charity partner in Northern Ireland, TinyLife.

The Ulster and Ireland rugby star took a break from his vigorous training schedule to unveil a bmibaby aircraft named ‘TinyLife, baby’ with the help of the airline’s cabin manager Rachel Harding and five-year-old Ryan Beggs from Belfast, who was cared for by the charity when he was born 10 weeks premature.

As part of the TinyLife Big Difference Day, bmibaby will also roll out an action-packed fundraising schedule, giving Northern Ireland’s only premature and vulnerable baby charity the opportunity to fundraise at George Best Belfast City Airport and onboard bmibaby flights to and from Belfast City to Birmingham and East Midlands Airport.

Paddy Wallace said: “It’s great to take time to support TinyLife. I have been a patron for five years now and have seen the great work the charity does both from a personal and professional perspective. It’s fantastic that bmibaby can support the charity like this,”

Julian Carr, managing director of bmibaby, added: “As part of our ongoing support for the charity, we wanted to dedicate a day to fundraising in a bid to make a difference to the local families and babies they support.”

More info at www.tinylife.org.uk.

Belfast Telegraph