Tiny Life Teams Up With Longbridge Drinks To Raise Money

Buy cases and 100 per cent goes to the charity

Covid-19 has understandably had a huge impact on everyone’s lives and the NHS is totally deserving of all of our admiration and support, but many charities are finding themselves in real financial trouble because of the restrictions.

Tiny Life is a premature baby charity provides practical and emotional support to the parents of premature babies,  every day in Northern Ireland 6 babies arrive too soon, some arriving as early as 24 weeks, weighing as little as 1lb!  

TinyLife, had organised a fundraising Gin Afternoon Tea at Parliament Buildings on the Saturday of the Mother’s Day weekend  –  Saturday 21st March 2020.  The gin was to be paired with Longbridge mixers. That obviously had to be cancelled, but in an effort to try and raise some funds, Wayne Adair from Longbridge Drinks has offered 70 cases of Belfast Tonic and Belfast Raspberry and Rose to be sold with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to TinyLife.

“I read about how they were struggling for funds in the Sunday Life newspaper and I thought, why not try and sell the mixer cases to people? They get the mixers and they know that they have helped a really deserving local charity” said Wayne Adair.

He has supported the charity for several years now.

People who would like to buy simply log onto, submit their payment details and print an e-ticket. The tickets can then be then be taken to Indie Fude, Castle Street in Comber, McKenna’s Today’s Express, 477a Falls Road in West Belfast, or from TinyLife offices, 11 – 13 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast to collect the cases.

Each case contains 24 bottles and costs £15 usually retailing around £30.

Valerie Cromie, Head of Fundraising says ‘In these unusual times we are trying all sorts of ways to raise funds for the charity. As you can imagine our events have all had to be cancelled for the rest of the year. Wayne’s generosity means that TinyLife will be benefit and those purchasing will be receiving a quality product at a vastly reduced price, they will also know they are supporting tiny babies across Northern Ireland.  We greatly appreciate the help of Indie Fude & McKenna’s in assisting with collection points.’

In Northern Ireland more than 1800 babies are born too soon.  On average there are 2 stillbirths every week.