I can’t NOT do it, because it’s for such a good cause. But I hate it, hate it, hate it.
I hate boxing, everything about it, from the smelly gym, to the smelly gloves, to the workout, to the skipping, to the knee twisting training regime, to the small matter of being hit, and being expected to hit back.
I’m fat, short, and a hair’s breath away from 50 – but on Nov 13th I’ll be getting into a boxing ring for the first time to fight for funds and awareness for the kids’ ambulance ‘Bumbleance’.
It’s the world’s 1st interactive ambulance and makes those long hospital trips for our little ones, a little bit more bearable.
I’m looking for sponsorship, for people to come along on the night and cheer for me – and I need you to ‘virtually’ hold my hand and tell me I can do this.
I’ve got to learn how to punch, how to combine punches, how to move my feet, how to keep
my distance, how to keep my knuckles down, how to extend
my arms, how to keep my face back, how to spot incoming missiles, & how to dodge em… Ah well, only my 2nd lesson, I suppose….
I’ve only to survive a month of training and then 4.5 mins of boxing on the night.
I can do this.
I will do this.
But it wouldn’t hurt if you lit a candle for me or something!
Donations would be great too – after all, that’s why I’m doing this. Here’s the link: www.idonate.ie/teenagates
We make positive life impacts for sick children. Not all charities are the same. Our CEO receives No Salary, No Allowance, No Top-Up or any other perks. We receive No State Funding.
BUMBLEance is Ireland’s and the World’s first interactive ambulance service designed specifically for children.
This ambulance service which was launched on Friday 6th September 2013 is owned by the Saoirse Foundation, a national children’s charity with its headquarters located in Kerry. The Saoirse Foundation was set up in March 2010 by Tony and Mary Heffernan.
Our first project was the establishment of Bee for Battens, the National Charity for Batten Disease and in 2015 we are opening Liam’s Lodge which will be Ireland’s first national respite centre for children suffering from genetic and rare disorders.
BUMBLEance has partnered with Lifeline Ambulance Service, who will provide professional services and supports to the charity. This is not a profit making venture. Our aim at the Saoirse Foundation is to make positive life impacts for sick children.
BUMBLEance is the most modern children’s ambulance service on the planet and it is the world’s first interactive ambulance specifically designed for children, with the capacity to operate the latest medical equipment and inter hospital communication systems. At the Saoirse Foundation safety is our first priority and the ambulance is an upgraded Mercedes Benz 519 unit with extras.
Using the latest technology this ambulance was specifically designed and built with the needs of children in mind. BUMBLEance contains every piece of equipment that any other ambulance may have as well as latest developments in software, control and automation services from ATSR, Ferno but it is also a fun environment for sick children.
The entertainment system on BUMBLEance comprises the most modern 19 inch LED TV, Playstation games console, iPad Mini and NUBI systems all operated via an on-board control system with a 2TB storage capacity. With the latest mobile communication systems, satellite tracking and monitoring the unit also has a dual channel Wi-Fi hotspot which enables the ambulance to communicate, allowing live streaming from the internet, Skype calls and much much more.
BUMBLEance ensures that the journey of a sick child who needs ambulance transportation to and from a treatment centre and their home is the most comfortable journey possible.
Kids shouldn’t have to worry about being sick. Bumbleance helps… So can you:
Donate, come along on the night; and spread the word about: @BumbleBox2014 @BUMBLEance