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Fota Wildlife Park to host Twilight Walk fundraiser for BUMBLEance

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Come and see the new Sumatran tiger and cheetah cubs – All proceeds raised will go to the charity

On Thursday, 27 July, Fota Wildlife Park in Cork will host a fundraising Twilight Walk for BUMBLEance, the Children’s National Ambulance Service . The walk will take place from 6.30pm to 8.30pm (last entry is 6.45pm) and the cost of entry on the night will be €10 per adult and €5 per child with 100% of the proceeds going directly towards BUMBLEance. The PR BUMBLEance, one of the state of the art ambulances used at public events to showcase the work of the charity will be on site that evening, along with the BUMBLEance BEE Mascot.

Speaking at the launch of the Twilight Walk today, Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Sean McKeown said; “We are delighted to open Fota Wildlife Park for a very special evening in support of sick BUMBLEance children. The public can enjoy a magical evening viewing the animals, including our new Sumatran tiger and cheetah cubs, whilst helping us to support this wonderful children’s charity at the same time .’

All of the proceeds raised from the Twilight Walk will go directly towards a new Southern Region BUMBLEette Service. Based in Cork, the Southern Regional BUMBLEette will facilitate and support young patients who do not require full ambulance support with a paramedic on board, but who nonetheless are seriously ill and who require transportation to and from treatment centres nationwide. Based on a Mercedes Vito vehicle, the Southern Regional BUMBLEette will provide support to sick children and their families throughout Cork city and county as they travel to and from home to hospital, national treatment centres, and respite and hospice care facilities nationwide. The service will also provide a unique and specialised service through their end of life Angel Trips, which is the final journey a terminally ill child, takes on earth before he or she grows their Angel Wings.

Speaking today, Founder & CEO, Tony Heffernan said: ‘We are very grateful to Fota Wildlife Park for so generously opening up the park in support of BUMBLEance and we hope the public will come along and enjoy this very unique experience in support of our service. Our main goal is to achieve an Ireland where the fear and stress of an ambulance journey for a child no longer exists and our new, regionally based, Southern BUMBLEette service, will enable us to provide vital assistance to even more sick children and families in need of our help throughout the Rebel County.’

The Southern Regional BUMBLEette will be fully kitted out with all the BUMBLEance features, such as a TV, play station, DVD’s, music, fun BUMBLEance branding interior and exterior and sensory lighting and will have a defibrillator and suction machine on board. The BUMBLEette will also be utilized as a Chemo Cab service and will facilitate wheelchair and stretcher usage whilst enabling family members to travel with their loved ones in a safe, comfortable and secure environment.

Cork Committee is Launched

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Pictured as the Cork BUMBLEance Fundraising Committee is launched to help sick children throughout the Rebel County at The Cork International Hotel.
Paul Heffernan, Carmel Longergan, Tony Heffernan, Pat Guilfoyle, Sandra Murphy, Shirley Gallagher, Frank Caul, Sinead Paley, Scott MacKeown and Alice Delacour. Missing from the pictures are David King, Elma McCarthy, Hilda Horgan and Nicola O Sullivan.

BUMBLEance, The Children’s National Ambulance Service, is delighted to announce the launch of a new Cork based BUMBLEance fundraising committee.

The Cork Committee is compiled of a variety of Cork companies and professionals from all walks of life and includes well known Cork businesses such as The Cork International Hotel, Sirus, Flex, Musgrave, and several BUMBLEance families and supporters.

Chairman of the Cork Committee, Mr. Scott MacKeown said: “The Cork Committee was set up to support critically and seriously ill BUMBLEance kids and their families at a local level. Our main aim is to get a Cork based, Southern Regional BUMBLEette service on the road as soon as possible in order to help even more sick children throughout Cork city and County. The committee is holding a variety of fundraising events throughout 2017 and we hope that the community will come out and support our fundraising drive so that we can help to make life a little bit easier for sick children and their families.”

Speaking at the launch of The Cork Committee today, Saoirse Foundation Founder and Corkman, Tony Heffernan said: “We are delighted to have the Cork Committee on board with BUMBLEance as this will make a massive difference to so many seriously ill children and their families at a local level. Our main goal is to take away that fear and stress of an ambulance journey for a child. Our new, regionally based, Southern and Rebel BUMBLEette service, will enable us to provide vital assistance to even more sick children and families in need of our support throughout the Rebel County.”

The Cork committee was formed to raise funds to purchase and fund the operation of a new Cork based Southern Regional BUMBLEette service for sick kids. The Cork based vehicle will transport and support critically and seriously ill children throughout the Southern region, Cork city and County as they travel to and from hospital, national treatment centres and respite and hospice care facilities nationwide. The service will also provide a very unique and specialized service called Angel Trips. An Angel Trip is the final journey of a terminally ill child on earth as they travel to their home from a hospital or care facility before growing their Angel Wings.

The Southern Regional BUMBLEette will facilitate and support young patients who do not require full ambulance support with a paramedic on board but who nonetheless are seriously ill and require transportation to and from treatment centres nationwide. Based on a Mercedes chassis, the Southern Regional BUMBLEette will be fully kitted out with all the BUMBLEance amenities such as a TV, fridge play station, DVD’s, music, fun BUMBLEance branding interior and exterior and sensory lighting and will have a defibrillator and suction machine on board. The vehicle will also serve as a Chemo Cab service and will facilitate wheelchair and stretcher usage whilst enabling family members to travel with their loved ones in a safe, comfortable and secure environment.

As BUMBLEance provides a free service for families in need of transportation and support, the Cork Committee has been set up to raise funds for this new state-of-the-art Southern Regional BUMBLEette vehicle. Capital costs for the vehicle are €89.000 approx. plus running operational costs, outfitting and entertainment systems for the BUMBLEette will bring the total aim for the Cork Committee to €200,000. The Southern Regional BUMBLEette service alone will complete over 500 child trips per year and some of these journeys will facilitate more than one child on board at any given time.

Children’s Christmas Party in Aid of BUMBLEance

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Lots of Christmas Cheer at Deloitte!

Deloitte-logoIt’s beginning to feel alot like Chistmas! Our friends at Deloitte Dublin are getting all festive for BUMBLEance!

The team at Deloitte will be holding a children’s Christmas party for the children of staff over two dates (Sat Dec 5th and Sat 12th 2015) at their office at Earlsfort Terrace. Funds raised over both dates will be donated to BUMBLEance.

A big Thank You and lots of SMILES from everyone at BUMBLEance!

Sandymount Hotel Go Deliciously Festive For BUMBLEance

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A mouthwatering Christmas display…all in aid of BUMBLEance

Our friends at Sandymount Hotel, Dublin have launched their Gingerbread Village in aid of BUMBLEance and it’s bigger and better than ever! This mouth watering Christmas masterpiece (made in-house of course!) is being displayed in the hotel lobby.

Pop in to visit the village in the hotel and be in with your chance to win a weekend stay! All proceeds will be going towards BUMBLEance.

Here’s a sneak peek…almost too good to eat!!!

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2016 BUMBLEance Calendar

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2016 BUMBLEance Calendar Coming Soon…

We are delighted to announce Dynamic Retail Services Ltd, are to be proud sponsors of our 2016 BUMBLEance Calendar

The calendars are beautifully designed filled with heart warming pictures that will be sure to put a smile on anyone’s face and would make a perfect Christmas gift. All proceeds will go directly to our national BUMBLEance services, making a real difference for many sick children and their families.

Dynamic LogoDynamic Retail Services Ltd specialise in the project management and execution of store fixture, visual, and branding initiatives. Whether you have 2, 20, or 2,000 locations, we have the knowledge and experience to guarantee that your projects are executed flawlessly every time.

From field site surveys to fixture installations and from graphic change-outs to on-going maintenance programs we offer an array of services designed to ensure the successful presentation of your retail environment. We specialize in multi-store rollouts, with the ability to have multiple crews working simultaneously around the world.

With over 150 clients, we truly understand what it takes to service a global client base, and our clients know they can trust Dynamic to handle their most important asset – their image.

BUMBLEance on Presidential Duty (2014)

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Martin Meets President Michael D Higgins

Last year BUMBLEance took a very special young man to meet the president

Meet young Martin from Wicklow, who is unfortunately very poorly, but because he is so so brave, last year our President, Michael D Higgins invited Martin as his guest, and his family to Áras an Uachtaráin to turn on the Christmas lights.

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We received a very special request to help Martin and his family to get them to meet the President and how could we refuse this opportunity to support this very brave little man

We were delighted to help Martin & his family (& the President!!!) for this special occasion.

2016 BUMBLEance Calendar

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BEE A PART OF OUR 2016 BUMBLEance CALENDAR

EuropeCarBakeSale(2)BEE a part of our exciting NEW 2016 BUMBLEance Calendar and be in with a chance to win a fantastic ARGOS voucher worth €50.00!

Don’t BEE shy, GET CLICKING TODAY for BUMBLEance

CALLING ALL FRIENDS of BUMBLEance – moms, dads, kids, siblings, patients, carers, friends, fundraisers, supporters, schools, universities, dogs and goldfish! You name it, we want YOU to be a part of our 2016 BUMBLEance Calendar!

Easy as 1-2-3….All you have to do is:20150912_111517_resized

  • Post your favourite BUMBLEance themed picture to our Facebook page
  • Tell us why you love BUMBLEance
  • Make sure to tell us your name, age (kids) and where you are from

All photo entries will be in for a draw to win a fantastic Argos Voucher for €50.00!

HURRY – Closing date for photo entries: 5pm THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER 2015 


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  BEE’s, BEE’s and more BEE’s PLEASE
The more creative the better! BEE themed outfits, pics in BUMBLEance t-shirts, Kids Helping Kids for BUMBLEance, fundraising events, pets in BUMBLEance related costumes, fun and whacky BUMBLEance pics – whatever gives YOU a BUZZ!  ALL CUTENESS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Our 12 winning photos and our overall Argos Voucher winner will be announced via Facebook on Friday 30 October, 2015. All winners will receive a FREE 2016 BUMBLEance Calendar!

 WE ARE BUZZING WITH EXCITEMENT and can’t wait to see your picturesKatie Mae and Jack Img1

*Note: Please send HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS due to printing requirements

All proceeds from the sale of the 2016 Calendar will go directly towards BUMBLEance providing safe, fun and comfortable transport for very sick children.

Why not invest in a special Christmas present that will help to support so many of our BEE BRAVE BUMBLEance kids? Calendars will go on sale the last week in November. Cost:  Just €10.00

Place Your Order Today: TEL: +353 (0) 83 0044/ E: info@BUMBLEance.com

Thank You from all of our BEE BRAVE BUMBLEance Kids

EUROPCAR – COAST TO COAST RUN

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coast2coast - bmbl logoHuge thanks and congratulations to David and the Europcar Ireland team as they completed their phenomenal 5 day challenge, from Galway to Dublin, 12 – 16 October 2015, in aid of BUMBLEance.

Dave ran a whopping 255km, the equivalent of 5 marathons in just 5 days and raised in excess of €5600 for BUMBLEance.

There was a brilliant team effort from everyone involved, and we would like to extend a massive THANK YOU and appreciation to all who supported Dave on route.

A special thanks to our Corporate friends at Europcar Ireland who continue to show their remarkable dedication and support for Team BUMBLEance.  THANK YOU from all of our young BUMBLEance users, without you this service would not be possible. You are making a massive difference to so many of our young families nationwide.

We hope you are resting up a little bit now Dave! CONGRATULATIONS to you all.

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