Fota's Twilight Walk raises €11,000 for Bumbleance

Fota's Twilight Walk raises €11,000 for Bumbleance
Sean McKeown, Fota Wildlife Park Director and Scott Mackeown, Chair of BUMBLEance Cork Committee at a cheque presentation from Fota Wildlife Park to BUMBLEance. Picture Darragh Kane

Fota Wildlife Park raised more than €11,000 for the Cork BUMBLEance service through its Twilight Walk event that was held last month.

More than 1,500 people took part in the walk and the money raised will enable BUMBLEance to provide assistance to more critically and seriously ill children throughout Cork City and County.

Sean McKeown, the director of Fota presented the cheque for €11,422.30 to the Chair of BUMBLEance’s Cork Committee, Scott MacKeown this week.

“We were delighted to be able to reopen our gates on the evening of the July 27," Sean McKeown said.

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

Scott MacKeown said they were extremely grateful to Fota Wildlife Park for donating their facility for the Twilight Walk. 

"The event was a phenomenal success with over 1,500 people taking part. 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 in support of BUMBLEance."

"All the funds raised will go directly towards a new Southern Region BUMBLEette Service which will be based out of Cork. 

For anyone who missed the event or who could not make it on the night can go to the BUMBLEance website and donate there: http://www.bumbleance.com/product/make-a-donation

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