Committee to set up Cork-based service for Bumbleance kids
Bumbleance, the Children’s National Ambulance Service, has launched a new Corkbased fundraising committee.
The committee is comprised of a variety of Cork companies and professionals from all walks of life, many from wellknown Cork businesses.
Chairman of the Cork group Scott MacKeown said the local committee was set up to support critically and seriously ill Bumbleance children 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”
The founder of Bumbleance, Corkman Tony Heffernan, said he was delighted to have a Cork committee on board.
“This will make a massive difference to so many seriously-ill children and their families at a local level.
“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 & 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,” he added.
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 on the road as soon as possible.
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 countrywide.
The service will also provide a very unique and specialized service called Angel Trips — the final journey of a terminally ill child to their home from a hospital or care facility before the child grows their Angel Wings.