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A little bit about Daft as a Brush Cancer Care Trust

(A brief resume of the Trusts short History, objects and Future Plans.)

Brian Burnie of Daft as a Brush

The original charitable trust was set up and established in 1989 by Brian Burnie to formalise this philanthropic work and also in readiness for the then planned Worlds Largest Children’s Party held in the Exhibition Park/Town Moor in aid of the Freeman Hospital Children’s Heart Unit Newcastle upon Tyne.

The financial funding for the charitable trusts work was to be provided from the group of commercial trading companies that Brian owned. In 2010 the name of the charitable trust was changed to Daft as a Brush Cancer Care.

The organisation will have a small team of dedicated full time paid staff based at the Hood Street Centre. All other staff would be volunteers passionate about helping and assisting cancer patients in their journey to recovery. Patient's transport will be brand new adapted people carriers and will be staffed by two persons a Chauffeur and a Companion. All new staff would undergo initial induction and then move on to a  training programme that would lead to NVQ3 level in their respective area of responsibility.

Read the more detailed account "The story so far" by clicking here.