Bumbleance Children’s’ Ambulance is on the move in the Northwest with a new mobile office which has been lent to them by Ind. local election candidate John O’Donnell.

John O’Donnell has thrown his support and weight behind Bumbleanace Children’s Ambulance to help deliver information to families and the public wishing to use the service.

Bumbleance Children’s Ambulance is run by The Saoirse Foundation, which was set up in 2010 by Tony and Mary Hefferman who lost their daughter to Batten disease.

On the 4th of May this year, the couple sadly lost their second child Liam to Batten disease.

The Bumbleance service provides free medical transportation to families all over Ireland whose children are battling with life limiting conditions. The service is a lifeline for families with sick children and by 2016 the aim is to have one in every province.

With its new mobile office the charity can now travel around the Northwest to help families in need. Members of the public are invited to pop in, make a donation and find out how Bumbleance is making a difference to sick children all over Ireland.

Bumbleance is a child friendly ambulance with the added extras of a full entertainment system consisting of Playstations, iPads, a 19inch LED TV as well as books and a music system on board.

The aim of the service is to make the hospital journey as comfortable as possible for children and there are seats on board for mum and dad to ensure they can travel with their child. The whole experience aims to treat children like kings and queens and ultimately, to shorten the journey for them.

There are huge numbers of families across Ireland that need this service. The Bumbleance mobile office will be able to reach every town in the Northwest and we encourage everyone to come along and talk to us and see how we are making positive impacts on sick children all over Ireland.

The team would like to express there gratitude to John who has been an avid supporter of Bumbleance.

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