Driving Liam home for Christmas

We spend every day of the year trying to make a difference to the lives of sick children across Ireland. Every day bringing children to and from hospitals, hospices, treatment centres and respite centres. Every trip matters. But they matter even more at Christmas. We’d love to be able to drive every sick child home for Christmas just like Liam and with your help we can begin to achieve that dream.

Meet King Bee Liam Roche

One in three million. That was the chance of Liam having a spinal stroke. Unfortunately in September 2021, that’s exactly what happened. Covid protocol meant that Liam was only allowed one parent and no other visitors in those dark days. Desperate to get home to spend a few days at home over Christmas his team contacted BUMBLEance, and on the 22nd December we took a delighted 15-year old Liam straight to where he wanted to be. Our drivers Chris and Paul collected Liam and his Mum, Diane, and took them, in comfort on the long road to Clare. Liam’s Mum, Diane, puts it better than we ever could.

Diane Shares,

“Liam was adamant that he wanted to go home for a few days at Christmas, he wanted to see Uncle Martie and our dog Leo! But we were aware that a 4-hour car journey was not achievable for Liam at this stage of his recovery. The staff on Top Flats put in a call to BUMBLEance and returned with the best news – we were booked in for Liam’s first trip home to spend Christmas together, all 5 of us! We could not wait!”.

“Drivers Chris and Paul collected us as promised on 22nd December and we were treated like stars on our journey home to Clare. I had a nap on our way home, it was so comfortable! I could not praise the BUMBLEance staff enough, they stopped halfway to check that we were all ok, while I slept Liam relaxed and played the Xbox! Talk about travelling in style and comfort!”.

“Our visit home for Christmas was what we all needed, a little bit of normality and family time again. We would not have gotten home for Christmas only for BUMBLEance, and we could not thank them enough for this wonderful service they provide for families with sick kids. Within an hour, BUMBLEance had our trip booked. Liam was able to get home for Christmas after four long months in hospital. We never thought this time last year that we’d need this service, but we did, and we are so grateful for their help. BUMBLEance is such a worthy charity, providing huge support to families in their darkest hours, please support them if you can. Thanks to everyone at BUMBLEance!”

Some Christmas wishes can come true!

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We’d like to make more trips than Santa!

Across December last year we made 135 trips bringing children to and from vital care. This year we’d like to make even more.

Any donation you can give, no matter how big or small could make a huge difference to the life of a child! Anything you can afford will be fully appreciated and go towards helping us get even more children home for Christmas this year.

It takes a lot of money to keep us going, but it’s always worth it.

€80

A donation of €80 will go towards providing a PlayStation Game for our Bees on board.

€150

A donation of €150 will go towards providing a monthly service for a BUMBLEance family.

€250

A donation of €250 will go towards providing a tank of fuel for a BUMBLEance vehicle.

€400

A donation of €400 will provide an Angel trip to bring a child home one final time.