We are delighted to announce that The Cork International Hotel, has chosen BUMBLEance, The Children’s National Ambulance Service as their new Charity Partner for 2017.

BUMBLEance is the world’s first fully interactive, state of the art, Children’s National Ambulance Service. It provides a national service for critically and seriously ill children throughout Ireland who require transportation between their home and to and from children’s hospitals, national treatment centers, respite and hospice care facilities. BUMBLEance also provides a very unique and specialized 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 at the charity partnership launch, General Manager of The Cork International Hotel, Carmel Lonergan said: ‘The Management Team and Staff at The Cork International Hotel are very excited to have chosen BUMBLEance as our charity partner for 2017. BUMBLEance makes a massive difference to so many sick children and their families throughout Ireland and they are currently working on expanding their services specifically for the South West Region through their new BUMBLEette service. We want to be a part of this exciting venture, hence, we are implementing a variety of fundraising initiatives throughout 2017 in support of this wonderful charity.’

The new South West BUMBLEette service will facilitate young patients who do not require full ambulance support with a paramedic on board, but who nonetheless are seriously ill and will require transportation to and from treatment centers nationwide. The South West 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.

The first of The Cork International Hotel’s fundraising initiatives for BUMBLEance will be The Cork International Car Show in association with Cork Airport, which will take place on Sunday, 2 April, 2017, 10am – 5pm. This exciting, inaugural event will showcase a variety of original cars including Vintage cars, American cars, Harley’s and Goldwings. Entry is FREE for both exhibiters and children and there will be lots of entertainment for all the family on the day. Entry fee for Adults is just €5 and the full amount will be donated directly to BUMBLEance.

BUMBLEance provides a FREE service for families who are in need of vital transportation to and from pediatric care facilities nationwide. Tony Heffernan, Founder & CEO of BUMBLEance said; ‘We are thrilled to have The Cork International Hotel on board with BUMBLEance, as they will make a massive difference to our fundraising drive for a new South West BUMBLEette service. Our main goal is to achieve an Ireland where the fear and stress of an ambulance journey for a sick child no longer exists. We know our goals can be realized through the hard work and dedication of our wonderful friends and supporters such as The Cork International Hotel. We look forward to helping even more sick children throughout Cork city and County as we work towards getting a new South West BUMBLEette on the road as soon as possible.’

For enquiries and bookings for The Cork International Car Show, please contact Sandra Murphy, Event Production Manager, T: (021) 4549879. E: smurphy@corkinternationalhotel.com. Please log on to http://www.corkinternationalairporthotel.com/ for additional information on fundraising events being held for BUMBLEance throughout 2017.