TinyLife, Northern Ireland’s premature and sick baby charity, will be holding a Thanksgiving Service in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, on Sunday November 24.
The service, which begins at 3.30pm, will celebrate 25 years of supporting the families of premature and sick babies born in Northern Ireland and will also remember babies who are no longer with us.
The Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev John Mann said: “There are few things that reflect more clearly the frailty of human life than a premature baby, whilst parents who for days, or even weeks, may not be able to hold their young infant, lack the very comforting touch of parenthood.
“As TinyLife supports such families in sorrow and in joy, we give our thanks in St Anne’s on 24th November, at a Silver Jubilee Tinylife Service, for the gift of life itself, the wonders of medical science, and the skills and dedication of staff, that allow many babies born before full term to survive.”
The service will also feature Irish folk singer and TinyLife patron, Cara Dillon who will song several songs from her recent album.
All denominations are very welcome and should RSVP to Samara on firstname.lastname@example.org
1. TinyLife, formerly NIMBA, is Northern Ireland’s only premature and sick baby charity based in Carryduff.
2. The charity provided a range of support services for families of premature and vulnerable babies, including hospital to home support and a Dad’s support group.
3. Last year, over 750 families benefitted from the charities services.
4. Premature babies can be born at 24 weeks and survive, the smallest surviving baby born in Ireland was just 398g
5. The charity is solely reliant on its own fundraising efforts to support the services provided.