bmibaby Big Difference Day

Fresh from helping Ulster qualify for the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup, rugby international Paddy Wallace has helped low cost airline bmibaby launch 'TinyLife Big Difference Day' - the latest initiative to support the airline's official charity partner in Northern Ireland, TinyLife.

The Ulster and Ireland rugby star took a break from his vigourous training schedule to unveil a bmibaby aircraft name 'TinyLife baby' with the help of Ryan Beggs from Belfast who was cared for by the charity when he was born 10 weeks premature. 

Paddy Wallace said: 'It's great to take time out 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 as it means more sick babies and their families can benefit from TinyLife Services.'

Julian Carr, Managing Director for bmibaby, added: 'Out of the 25,575 babies born in Northern Ireland last year 1,800 were born prematurely. 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.