Welcome to The Saoirse Foundation
At the Saoirse Foundation we are working towards creating a better world for critically ill children all over Ireland. We have three main projects where we work on making positive life impacts for sick children.
BUMBLEance is the world’s first fully interactive and most modern ambulance on the planet and is especially designed for children. BUMBLEance transports sick and disabled children from both rural and urban areas who require transportation between their home and a national treatment centre, hospital, hospice or respite centre.
BUMBLEance is medically equipped to the highest specification and decorated with child friendly features with everything to eliminate stress including using the latest technology on board such as WiFi, games consoles, DVD, TV, iPad and along with audio, video facilities & much more. The expert personnel do all they can to make each and every journey comfortable, happy and safe.
BUMBLEance also provide “Angel Trips”. An Angel trip is the final journey a sick child and parents take together on earth before they grow their Angel Wings.
Liam’s Lodge is Ireland’s 2nd National Respite Centre for Children with rare and genetic disorders and their families. Liams Lodge will also contain on-site training and research facilities for care providers and medical professionals.
Bee For Battens
Bee For Battens provides a Support Programme for families and communities affected by Batten Disease. This includes family information packs, health care information and resources, ongoing family contact and support, international research, liaison with international counterparts and bereavement support. This is a rare genetic brain disease that is always fatal. BUMBLEance is the world’s first and most modern interactive children’s ambulance service that transports critically ill children between home and national treatment centres, hospices and respite centres.