Wear your most SHOCKING SHIRT for BUMBLEance on September 16th as we raise funds for children affected by serious on life limiting conditions.

We want to celebrate World Patient Safety Awareness Day by raising funds for our incredible BUMBLEance families. “The objective of World Patient Safety Day is to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spur global solidarity and action to promote patient safety. Each year, we acknowledge priority patient safety areas where action is needed to reduce avoidable harm in health care and achieve universal health coverage.” – @ISQua

We are asking schools, offices, and communities to join together and wear your most Shocking Shirt to help those who need it most! We have seen an unfortunate rise in the need for our service in recent years and need your support in helping as many children and families as possible.

It’s simple! This is a fun and easy way in which you can raise funds for BUMBLEance. In the office, turn a casual Friday into a Shocking Shirt Day for BUMBLEance instead! Why wear a Shocking Shirt at your school as an alternative for non-uniform day? On the 16th, hang out with your friends, your community group, family – whoever!


How to get Involved?

(1) Register your school, office or community here

(2) Set up your online fundraiser here using iDonate or Facebook fundraiser

(3) Any questions? Email aislinn@saoirsefoundation.com 

(4) Have fun! Get everyone involved, take a group selfie and tag us using #ShockingShirts– we’re buzzed to see your colourful clothes!



Why organise a Shocking Shirts Day?

By organising and hosting a fundraiser you will be raising vital, much-needed funds for children with critical and life limiting conditions. Throughout the pandemic our service was still running however, all our main events & traditional fundraisers were cancelled, so now we need your help more than ever. Your support and fundraising will play an integral role in our ability to continue to support hundreds of children and their families get to their hospital appointments and travel to respite centres for their treatments.

So this year, put a smile on the faces of those around you by wearing your most shocking shirt!

If you are a corporate that would like to take part please email aislinn@saoirsefoundation.com and fill out the registration form.

So get excited and wear your shocking shirt for Friday the 16th of September. If that date wont work? No worries, you can plan your Shocking Shirts Day for any time of the year!


How will my donations help?

All funds raised will go directly to ensuring our service helps as many children as possible. It will help us reach more children living with critical and life limiting conditions around Ireland, to ensure they get to all hospital appointments, surgeries, treatments, etc. stress and cost free. The money you have raised will keep the BUMBLEance wheels turning, and our entertainment systems will distract a child from what they are on their way to or from, allowing them to just be a kid for the time they are on BUMBLEance.

To give some context:

(1)An average one-way BUMBLEance journey is 180km, which costs BUMBLEance approximately €200.

(2)An Angel Trip, bring a terminally ill child home one last time before they pass, is approximately €400

When fundraising for Shocking Shirts Day, why not make one of these your target and help us deliver smiles!