Local GTINI raises £10,000 for ‘tiny’ babies

Gethin Evans (Islandmagee), Nigel Lamont (Comber), Gavin White (Ballymoney), Andrew Maxwell (Comber) and John Middleton (Comber) presenting a cheque for �10,000 to Kimberly Hill and Reggie Clarke from Friends of TinyLife, Belfast. INBM44-14S
Gethin Evans (Islandmagee), Nigel Lamont (Comber), Gavin White (Ballymoney), Andrew Maxwell (Comber) and John Middleton (Comber) presenting a cheque for �10,000 to Kimberly Hill and Reggie Clarke from Friends of TinyLife, Belfast. INBM44-14S

GTINI, a team of Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) enthusiasts have raised £10,000 for TinyLife, Northern Ireland’s premature and sick baby charity.

The company was initially set up by Ballymoney based Gavin White, alongside other friends as an internet forum for ‘VAG’ car enthusiasts.

The company currently run three shows including Dubshed at the Kings Hall, Belfast, GTINI Castlewellan and Titanic Dubs at the Titanic Dry Dock and NI Science Park where entrance fees and a general raffle raises substantial funds for a local charity. This year, the group chose TinyLife who offer a range of practical and emotional support services to families who experience the birth of a premature or sick baby.

Gavin White, director of GTINI Ltd said: “All of us at GTINI are proud to be supporting TinyLife. They do such worthwhile work with local families and we are delighted to be able to make a donation to their services.

“The team at GTINI work extremely hard on making the shows a great success and we would like to thank all of the attendees, spectators and sponsors for their generosity and continued support.”

TinyLife’s Regional Fundraising Manager, Valerie Cromie said: “We are delighted to have the support of GTINI this year. We receive limited government funding so we rely heavily on the generosity of local people and local businesses. The £10,000 raised will benefit so many local families and will ensure that we can maintain our wide range of family support services which includes home based volunteer programme, our multi-sensory service for sensory impaired babies and baby massage classes, offered to families free of charge.”

For further information on TinyLife and GTINI please visit www.tinylife.org.uk and www.gitni.com