Fota donates almost €7,000 to Bumbeance charity

Fota donates almost €7,000 to Bumbeance charity
Fota Wildlife Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for over €6900, the proceeds from the Twilight Walk to BUMBLEance ‘Queen Bee’ Hannah Morrissey, aged 9, from Midleton, Co Cork. The funds were raised at the Twilight Walk held the 28th June through the iconic Wildlife Park to help raise money in support of BUMBLEance the Children’s National Ambulance Service.Pic Darragh Kane

FOTA Wildlife Park has donated the proceeds of its Twilight Walk to the children’s ambulance charity, BUMBLEance.

Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for more than €6,900, to ‘Queen Bee’ Hannah Morrissey, aged nine, from Midleton.

The funds were raised at the Twilight Walk through the wildlife park to help raise money in support of the Children’s National Ambulance Service.

Speaking at the presentation of the cheque, Sean McKeown, director of Fota Wildlife Park, said: “As a charity organisation ourselves, we understand the challenges that funding presents and we were genuinely thrilled to have been able to offer the Wildlife Park to BUMBLEance for their twilight walk – which turned out to be a magical evening.

“The park was staffed by volunteers who gave their time up freely on the night, which meant we could donate all the monies raised to this wonderful children’s charity.”

BUMBLEance is the world’s first ambulance service specifically designed and tailored for children.

It provides safe and comfortable transportation for Ireland’s youngest patients as they travel between their homes and hospitals, hospices, treatment centres, and respite centres nationwide.

The objective of the charity is to take the stress out of journeys for some of the country’s sickest children.

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