Liberty IT Partners With Local Premature Baby Charity, TinyLife, for 2014

For the past 16 years, Liberty IT has been developing and supporting a wide range of specialist and enterprise scale applications exclusively for its parent company, Liberty Mutual Insurance. However, it’s not all about work for this Belfast and Dublin based company; in addition, Liberty IT actively encourages and supports employees to make a positive impact to the wider community. Charitable giving and employer supported volunteering are just a few examples of the corporate responsibility initiatives the organisation engages in, in an effort to make a real difference to local communities, charities and schools.

In recent years, the company has supported a number of charities including Macmillan, Heartbeat, NI Hospice and Alzheimer’s Research UK, however this year, an all-employee vote and consultations with the Liberty IT Charity Committee, decided that TinyLife would be the charity partner for 2014.

Northern Ireland based TinyLife (formerly NIMBA), is a premature and vulnerable baby charity, dedicated to reducing premature birth, illness, disability and death in babies born here. Every day in Northern Ireland 7 babies are born too soon, some will arrive as early as 24 weeks and weigh as little as 1lb. For the past 25 years, TinyLife has been committed to providing a range of support services to meet the growing needs of families of premature and ill babies in Northern Ireland. TinyLife continues to support vital research to ensure that every pregnancy has the best chance of a healthy baby.

A number of employees proposed the charity as the partner for the year, many of whom had been supported by TinyLife themselves.  Liberty IT employee, Gillian Blair, commented:

“TinyLife is a charity very close to my heart. They provided both practical and emotional support to my family when my daughter was born and had to spend a week in intensive care. In my case this was lending me a hospital grade breast pump so I could establish a milk supply when my daughter was too weak to feed. Without their support we wouldn’t have been able to breastfeed, something I was very in favour of given the health benefits.”

Thanks to the support of generous individuals, companies and community groups, TinyLife has been able to carry out its vital work within Northern Ireland for the past 25 years. Given that almost 1800 babies spent time in the Neonatal units here last year, the funds that Liberty IT will raise throughout 2014 will be vital to the precious lives of the premature babies born here every day.



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