On this week’s podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Heather Rainey, Head of Communications and Fundraising for BUMBLEance.
BUMBLEance is the official Children’s National Ambulance Service of Ireland. They provide safe and comfortable transportation for Ireland’s youngest patients as they travel between their homes and hospitals, hospices, treatment centres, and respite centres nationwide. At BUMBLEance, they know how stressful it is to transport a sick child. BUMBLEance is with families every step of the way, with the comfort and safety of the children being their number one priority.
The BUMBLEance service is the first of its kind in the world. It has all the amenities of a regular ambulance but it includes the all-important extras to make a sick child’s journey as safe, comfortable and entertaining as possible. The charity aims to distract, comfort and entertain Ireland’s youngest and most critically ill patients as they travel to and from hospitals and paediatric treatment centres nationwide.
Heather highlights the importance of the work being done by everyone in the organisation to ensure that the service being provided to these sick children is as comforting and as high of standard as possible.
Furthermore, Heather discusses the impact of Covid-19 on BUMBLEance’s work and the struggles that the charity has faced over the course of the pandemic. Heather talks about the new and inventive ways the charity has come up with for fundraising and points to the future goals of the organisation.
For more information on the amazing and crucial work being done by BUMBLEance, please see their website. If you would like to donate or help out the charity in any way you can, do not hesitate to get in touch. To find out more or to listen to the podcast, please see here or click the link below: