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MACRA NA FEIRME – Family Fun Day

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Bantry Macra na Feirme held a Family Fun Day as part of their ‘Know your Neighbour’ initative., 25 August, 2016. Funds raised are being donated to help our sick BUMBLEance kids. Thank you Macra for your amazing support. Every cent raised will go a long way towards delivering more BUMBLEance Smiles to our sick kids daily.

BUY a BUMBLEance Fairy or Angel and HELP SICK KIDS

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Totally Irish Gifts are selling BUMBLEance Fairies and Angels in aid of BUMBLEance. You can purchase online by clicking on the image below.

Totally Irish Gifts Fairy

Totally Irish Gifts Fairy

Totally Irish Gifts Angel

Totally Irish Gifts Angel


Each fairy costs €12.00 and you can even name your own fairy or angel, which hopefully will bring you lots of luck.

Thank you Totally Irish Gifts for starting this initiative on our behalf. Our sick BUMBLEance kids appreciate the good wishes from all the fairies and Angels out there.



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SUNNY ICES – CREATING SMILES for BUMBLEance (18 August, 2016)
A huge THANK YOU to Sunny Ices from Cork for donating €150.00 towards BUMBLEance. The proceeds were very kindly donated following an event in Mallow Castle organised by Cork County Council.

Founder and CEO of BUMBLEance, Tony Heffernan, is pictured with Diane Finucane of Cork County Council accepting the donation. It just goes to show, Kids and ice-cream go hand in hand!




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Our BUMBLEance Team had a real treat today visiting Orchard Childcare in Cork with our PR BUMBLEance. The whole crew at Orchard Childcare were fantastic and the kids absolutely adored BUMBLEance. The sirens proved a big hit and the kids had lots of fun climbing on board BUMBLEance and exploring all it has to offer!

It is truly inspirational to see kids helping kids and we cannot thank Rachel and her team at Orchard Childcare enough for raising a whopping €215.25 in aid of BUMBLEance. We are really proud of all of you. BIG THANKS to all our fabulous young fans too, the kids were blown away by the lights and our BUMBLEance bee! We had so much fun with them. Days like this make it all worthwhile.


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TULLAMORE SHOW (14 August, 2016)

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TULLAMORE SHOW (14 August, 2016)
Our BUMBLEance Team had a fabulous day out at the Tullamore Show on Sunday 14 August. We met lots of BUMBLEance fans and had a great time showcasing our PR BUMBLEance to both young and old alike. A big thanks to all at the Tullamore Show crew for all their support. We were delighted to have raised a phenomenal €1,245.90 on the day. All funds will go directly towards BUMBLEance, providing more support and care to critically ill children nationwide. #LOVEBUMBLEanceKIDS



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BUMBLEance had an absolute ball at Fota Wildlife Park today! Our brilliant supporters came out in force and we had lots of fun with all of our BUMBLEance fans. We were delighted when Larry the Lima came to visit us too!

Thank You to Sean, Sinead, Lynda and all at Fota Wildlife Park for your ongoing support of BUMBLEance. You can stop by Fota Wildlife Park at any time and drop off your recycling items in the collection recycling bins we have on site throughout the park.

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RED FM BROADCASTING FOR BUMBLEance – 8-12 August, 2016

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BUMBLEance had a fantastic week broadcasting live with Cork’s RED FM, 8 – 12 August, 2016. We had a blast travelling around Cork County meeting our BUMBLEance families and of course, so many of our brilliant supporters. Our travels took us to Youghal, Cobh, Rosscarbery, Bantry and Kinsale and we met lots of our inspirational BUMBLEance kids along the way.

We cannot thank RED FM enough for supporting and promoting BUMBLEance live on the KC Show each morning. We had so much fun with the cast and crew of RED FM and KC and Jay are the best DJ’s ever! The RED FM team put their heart and soul into this event and that made all the difference. Thank You guys.

A BIG thank you also to our amazing BUMBLEance families for sharing their personal stories and for touching so many people’s lives by very generously sharing their experiences live on air. Our BUMBLEance families are nothing short of inspirational.

Check out our BUMBLEance family interviews below:


We raised a whopping €17,000+ from Cork’s RED FM week alone and events are still being pledged by our fantastic supporters in the Rebel County. All funds raised from our RED FM week around Cork county will go directly towards getting a Rebel BUMBLEette on the road asap. This will enable us to give vital support to even more BUMBLEance families at a local level throughout Munster.

THANK YOU RED FM, to DJ’s KC and Jay, and to Kieran, Philip and all the brilliant crew at RED FM. You have made a massive difference to so many of our sick BUMBLEance children and their families throughout Cork and nationwide.


BUMBLEance and Cork’s Red FM

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BUMBLEance and Cork’s Red FM have partnered up to broadcast the KC Show live from the back of the BUMBLEance every morning this week from 7 am. to 9 am. The locations for the broadcasts are:

    Monday we start our tour of the Cork coast in Youghal
    Tuesday we’re in Cobh near the Titanic Experience
    Wednesday we’re in Rosscarbery outside the Celtic Ross Hotel
    Thursday we’re in Bantry near the fire station
    Friday we finish up in Kinsale at the public car park beside the Tourist Office (opposite Dinos)

Please come out and see us at the various locations and join in the fun, we would love to see you.

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Navan to Galway

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On Saturday, 11 June some of our fantastic supporters organised an event to raise some much needed funds for BUMLBEance.






Darren Byrne and an amazing team of cyclists and planners organised a cycle from Navan to Galway.  The posse left Navan at 7am and made their way to Galway through a number of different towns and villages along the way.

We would like to say a special Thank You to Centra, Kilbeggan, and Ballinasloe GAA Club.  They allowed our amazing cyclists to have a quick break on their journey.  We wold also like to thank Dunnes SuperValu, Ballinasloe for providing tea and sandwiches for the team.






The cyclists arrived in to Eyre’s Square around 5pm with our PR BUMBLEance.  They received a fantastic welcome at The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen, complete with drinks and finger food.  The Skeff is our new charity partner and we are delighted to have them on board.

Well done to everyone involved.  Ye were fantastic.



VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

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The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon has become a national event.  It is a day when the women of Ireland can show what they are made of, and raise money for charity along the way.

This year, some of these amazing women chose to participate on behalf of BUMBLEance.  We were honoured to be their chosen charity and were delighted to help in any way we could.  These ladies trained hard for the event, supporting BUMLBEance every step of the way.  Well done to you all.

Marathons are a great way to stay fit and healthy.  But they also help us out through sponsorships and fundraising.  There are so many different marathons held across Ireland and we love it when people participate on our behalf.  So THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has supported us this far.  We hope to hear from more supporters in the future.

Check out some of the FANTASTIC women participating in the event.





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