IKEA visit sees Muller pitch his support for TinyLife

Ulster Rugby player Johann Muller may be a force to be reckoned with on the rugby pitch but the TinyLife Ambassador showed his sensitive side during a visit to IKEA Belfast!

The six foot seven skipper, who weighs around 18 stone was charmed during his trip by little Caoimhe Clerkin, who weighed in at just 2lbs 6oz when she was born almost 10 weeks early.

IKEA has raised over £20,000 in the last year for TinyLife.  Lynn Campbell from IKEA Belfast said 'We've held lots of activities to help raise funds for TinyLife including a Santa's Grotto, table tennis tournament and car boot sale as we believe it is such a worthwhile cause.'

In addition, IKEA Belfast has donated £1,500 worth of products to equip a family room at the TinyLife offices in Carryduff. The room has a conference area and kids zone so that families who need help can be welcomed into a friendly environment.

Johann Muller said: 'I am delighted to support TinyLife.  The fundraising undertaken by the staff of IKEA Belfast in aid of the charity has been absolutely superb. Not only has it helped raised the profile of the charity, it has also raised vital funds for families who have experienced premature birth across Northern Ireland.'