BUMBLEance is the world’s 1st interactive children’s ambulance and is wholly owned by the Saoirse Foundation, a national children’s charity. Every parent knows how traumatic an ambulance journey is with a sick child. The aim of BUMBLEance is to make every journey a happy journey. BUMBLEance looks like a giant Bumble Bee on the outside. Inside, all of the necessary state of the art medical equipment is hidden and the child will experience a comfortable journey with their parents surrounded by all the latest gadgets and gizmos; including iPad Mini, Playstation, Nubi, sensory lighting and all the fun and games you can imagine. A full library of films, apps, e-books, music and games is also available to the child, from the comfort of the latest Ferno stretcher. The on-board dual channel WiFi allows internet browsing, social media engagement as well as Skype calls to be made to anywhere in the world. There are also two fridges available to the family, to store necessary food, beverages and medicine. The 132-registered vehicle is used to transport sick children between home and various National Treatment Centres and Hospice /Respite Centres.
Tony Heffernan, CEO of the Saoirse Foundation receives no salary, no top-up, no allowance or any other perks. The Saoirse Foundation receives no State funding, does not charge the public to use this service and is recycling mobile phones to support the future of BUMBLEance.
To donate text BUZZ to 50300 - entry costs just €4. DONATE YOUR PHONE & WIN! Recycle your mobile phone to enter a draw to win a new Mercedes Benz car! 1 phone=1 entry and 1 Smartphone =5 entries. Envelopes available from: 083-0044444. For further information see BUMBLEance.com / Facebook & Twitter