We make positive life impacts for sick children.

BUMBLEance is Ireland’s National and the World’s first interactive ambulance service designed specifically for children.


BUMBLEance was launched on Friday 6th September 2013 and is owned by The Saoirse Foundation, a national children’s charity with its headquarters located in Co. Kerry.

BUMBLEance is the most modern children’s ambulance service on the planet and it is the world’s first interactive ambulance purposefully designed for children, with the capacity to operate the latest medical equipment and inter hospital communication systems.  Using the latest technology, BUMBLEance is an upgraded Mercedes Benz 519 unit with extras and we have worked hard to produce a state-of-the-art vehicle where, undoubtedly, safety is our first priority.

BUMBLEance contains every piece of equipment that any other ambulance may have as well as latest developments in software, control and automation services from ATSR, Ferno but it is also a fun environment for sick children.

The entertainment system on BUMBLEance comprises the most modern 19 inch LED TV, Playstation games console, iPad Mini and NUBI systems all operated via an on-board control system with a 2TB storage capacity.  With the latest mobile communication systems, satellite tracking and monitoring the unit also has a dual channel Wi-Fi hotspot which enables the ambulance to communicate, allowing live streaming from the internet, Skype calls and much, much more.

BUMBLEance ensures that the journey of a sick child who needs ambulance transportation to and from a treatment centre and their home is the most safe and comfortable journey possible.

BUMBLEance is part of The Saoirse Foundation
The Saoirse Foundation was set up by Tony and Mary Heffernan in March 2010.

Our first project was the establishment of Bee for Battens, the National Charity for Batten Disease and we are currently working on our Liam’s Lodge project which will be Ireland’s first national  respite centre for children suffering from genetic and rare disorders.

We are always delighted to hear from you.  Please contact us directly for any additional information.

The Board of the Saoirse Foundation are committed to being fully compliant with the requirements of the Governance Code and will continue to implement the Principles of Good Governance and verify our commitment on an annual basis.