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4/4/14 - Going the Eggstra Mile with TSB!

Going the Eggstra Mile with TSB to collect enough Easter Eggs

4/4/14 - Brownies 100 years old and helping a local cancer charity

Saturday 29th March 2014 at 1.00pm Daft as a Brush House, Gosforth.

20/3/13 - Daft as a Brush Wins Wish tokens appeal

A huge thank you to everyone who collected tokens for the Evening Chronicle Wish List 2014.

2/12/13 - Sky high views from Daft as a Brush!

if you would like to reach great heights, book your "uplifting" experience at only £5 at Daft as a Brush! All proceeds go directly to this Cancer Patient Charity.

4/11/13 - James Green Raffle raises over £300

James Green Raffle raises over £300 for Daft as a Brush !

15/10/13 - Daft as a Brush Alwinton Show 2013

Daft as a Brush Alwinton Show was a huge success for 2013! Jam packed with stalls, marquees and activities !!

22/4/13 - ‘Sweet Charity’ 1940’s Big Band Night

23/4/13 - The ‘Sweet Charity’ 1940’s Big Band Night was a huge success, see the pictures here....

4/4/13 - Asda Tombola and Bag Packing

Asda Tombola and Bag Packing raises £264 for Daft as a Brush

20/11/12 - Jayne is our Girl with the Tattoo !

The Girl with the Daft as a Brush tattoo, Jayne Goodhall proudly shows her fantastic tattoo.......

26/10/12 - Fund raising events for Daft as a Brush!

Read about the latest fund raising events for Daft as a Brush including the Girl with the Daft as a Brush Tattoo and a coffee morning that raised over £1,000 !!

16/10/12 - Say hello to Twinkle Toes !

Just arrived, Twinkle Toes Ambulance has been kindly donated by the League of Friends Freeman Hospital with the fabulous artwork by Artwork by the children of Wyndam Primary School.

12/9/12 - Alwinton Show 2012

Unfortunately, the officials at the Alwinton Show Committee have announced the cancellation of this years show due to poor weather. Persistent rain has caused the show ground to be unsuitable for the 2012 events.

31/7/12 - Five Bridges Walk a huge success!

On a fantastic summer's day - approx. 100 people turned up to participate in the "Daft as a brush 5 bridges charity walk".....

5/7/12 - An Olympic achievement!

Emma Coleman and Rachel Stephenson who are aged 13 and from Northumberland undertook a triathlon of Olympic proportions on 30th June.

16/6/12 - Lucky Sue is the voice for a day !

Prize winner Sue Brayfield takes to the microphone at Newcastle station, under the watchful eye of East Coast announcer Clive Husband. Sue won the opportunity in a prize draw organised by the North East charity Daft As A Brush !

25/4/12 - Pupils’ brush-work blessed by Bishop

Rt Rev Martin Wharton visited Ellingham C of E First School last Thursday to dedicate a new ambulance for cancer charity Daft as a Brush.........

21/4/12 - Daft as a Brush Tombola raises over £200

Daft as a Brush tombola at the Freeman Hospital raises over £200

30/2/12 - 150 miles completed !

Friends tackle 150-mile Daft as a Brush Cancer . FOUR friends celebrated completing a 150-mile charity trek, following the River Tyne from its sources to the coast.

12/3/12 - Brian Burnie in 150 mile walk !

Brian Burnie in 150 mile Daft as a Brush Cancer Walk for Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care. A perfect chance to get involved !

27/1/12 - Thank you for your Green Waitrose Disc !

Thanks to everyone who gave us their Green Waitrose Tokens when shopping in Hexham, Northumberland. Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care got the most tokens and have received a £347.00 donation from the lovey people at Waitrose.

23/3/11 - Daft as a Brush First Passenger !

Eddie Carson has just finished his radiotherapy treatment at the Freeman Hospital..........

22/02/11 - Our BIG day is on 2nd March 2011 !

Daft as a Brush BIG LAUNCH launch day on 2nd March 2011 - Don't miss out !

11/1/11 - Russell Telecom's support

Daft as a Brush are delighted to announce support from local company, Russell Telecom......

26/11/10 - We're officially open !

Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care are delighted to announce that our offices in Hood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, have been officially opened.

5/11/10 - Stan Hann war veteran volunteers

A SECOND world war veteran has volunteered to work for Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care at the age of 91.......

28/10/10 - Daft as a Brush targeted in cheque fraud

Daft as a Brush charity was targeted by a fraudster using a cheque scam that could have left the organisation more than £3,000 out of pocket........

16/10/10 - Daft as a Brush on the BBC !

We're very excited and delighted to announce that Brian Burnie of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care is on the BBC's One Show Friday 29th October and Monday 1st November 2010 with an additional film shown in December, too.......

13/10/10 - Download free Daft as a Brush Posters

Our characters are now available as a free poster download. Simply choose your favourite - or all of them.........

11/10/10 - Newcastle Journal - volunteers needed

Businessman Brian Burnie is searching for hundreds of volunteers to help make his cancer charity work. The entrepreneur sold his prestigious country hotel in Alnwick, Northumberland, earlier this year and has since ploughed profits into setting up cancer charity Daft As A Brush........

08/10/10 - Newcastle Journal

Brian Burnie, 66, was at Haydon Bridge’s Shaftoe Trust First School through his Daft as a Brush cancer initiative. Earlier this year, selfless Mr Burnie sold his luxury Northumberland home Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa near Alnwick, ploughing the £9m raised into his new charity.......