CORK: South West BUMBLEance Service 2017

BUMBLEance and the Cork Committee are currently working hard to get a brand new South West BUMBLEette on the road. Our aim is to get this service up and running by 2018 so that we can help even more sick kids at a local level.

To date we have raised €76,350

The South West BUMBLEette service will support young patients who do not require full ambulance support with a paramedic on board, but who nonetheless are critically ill and will require transportation to and from paediatric hospitals, respite care centres and hospices throughout Ireland. These seriously and critically ill children travel with a huge amount of medical equipment, medication, specialised wheelchairs and suction machines etc. Hence, BUMBLEette will facilitate wheelchair and stretcher usage whilst enabling family members to travel with their loved ones in a safe, comfortable and secure environment.

The South West BUMBLEette vehicle will offer the following service:

  • Operate in excess of 240 days per year
  • Initially based on 40 – 60 hours per week
  • Complete approximately 500 trips per year
  • Some journeys will facilitate more than one child on board
  • The service will also be utilized as a Children’s Chemo Cab Service
  • The South West BUMBLEette service will work in conjunction with our Critical Care Ambulance, our fleet vehicles and our sensitive Angle Trip service
  • All of these services are FREE of charge

Currently, there are hundreds of children in Cork City and County who are suffering from critical medical conditions who require frequent care supports and ongoing expert medical consultant care. As this is a free service, the financial burden of these families will be reduced significantly with the implementation of South West BUMBLEette service.

The stress reducing trips for both child and parents will have an immense positive mental health benefit, reducing stress by providing door to door/ bed to bed service, whilst delivering a few smiles and compassion along the way.

The proposed vehicle for Cork will be based on a top of the range Mercedes vehicle, providing efficient, comfortable transportation for our King and Queen Bees. This full modification and adaptation of a new Mercedes vehicle will include both wheelchair and stretcher access/facilities.

The Cork Committee has been formed to help us to drive this initiative forward and to ensure that a South West BUMBLEette service is up and running as soon as possible. The committee has lots of events planned throughout the year and we are looking for volunteers and supporters to get the South West BUMBLEette service on the road asap. We would love to hear from you. Please contact us directly on T: 083 0044444 E:

Upcoming Events



July 01

Crosshaven, National Dingy Event.

July 14

10th birthday party for the Cork International Hotel.

August 19/20

Mahon Point Collection Days.

September 01

Castlemartyr Golf Event – TBC

November 10

BUMBLEance Ball at The Cork International Hotel.


Cork Conference Bureau Ball.


Previous Events



April 01

The Futuristic Marketing Ball 2017 at the Clayton Silver Springs.

April 02

Cork International Car Show.

April 26

Crosshaven Road Run.

April 29/30

Mahon Point Collection Days.