Fota twi­light walk raises over €11k for chil­dren’s am­bu­lance.

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A twi­light walk held in Fota Wildlife Park has aided the chil­dren’s am­bu­lance char­ity, BUMBLEance.

The park’s di­rec­tor Sean McKe­own has, in re­cent days, pre­sented a cheque for €11,422.30 to the chair of BUMBLEance’s Cork Com­mit­tee, Scott MacKe­own.

The pro­ceeds were raised from the twi­light walk through the iconic park.

At the pre­sen­ta­tion of the cheque, Mr McKe­own said: “We were de­lighted to be able to re­open our gates on the evening of July 27 to aid the walk.

“It proved to be a very spe­cial and mag­i­cal evening here in the park, and was staffed by vol­un­teers who gave their time up freely on the night. Their ef­forts meant we could do­nate all the monies raised to this won­der­ful chil­dren’s char­ity.”

On be­half of the Cork Com­mit­tee of BUMBLEance, Scott MacKe­own said the char­ity was ex­tremely grate­ful to Fota Wildlife Park.

“The event was a phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess with over 1,500 peo­ple tak­ing part in this very spe­cial evening event.

“We would like to ex­press our warm­est thanks to all our amaz­ing sup­port­ers and vol­un­teers, as well as the team and staff at Fota Wildlife Park, who so kindly gave up their time.”

Picture: Dar­ragh Kane

Scott MacKe­own, chair of the BUMBLEance Cork Com­mit­tee; Ni­cola O’Sul­li­van, BUMBLEance head of fundrais­ing; and Sean McKe­own, Fota Wildlife Park di­rec­tor, at the cheque pre­sen­ta­tion from Fota Wildlife Park to BUMBLEance.

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