Daft as a Brush Garden Party!
Jan 5 @ 9:37 am

Come along to the Daft as a Brush Garden Party!
(Date to be confirmed!)

Don’t miss the annual Daft as a Brush Garden Party at Daft as a Brush House!  Enjoy an afternoon of fun with live music, buffet, treats, stalls and games all in aid of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care.

Last year, members from the Star Wars 99th Garrison came along! This years’ special Guests to be announced soon.

Entry includes buffet, glass of wine or soft drink. £5 adults, £1 children. No tickets, just pop-along and pay on the day! All proceeds go direct to the charity.

Full information coming soon! 

Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care offers staffed custom-made vehicles to transport outpatients, free of charge, to and from Hospital who are undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy cancer treatment.


North East Variety Show!
Jan 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We’re heading south of the river to South Shields on 15th May 2022 for a fun ‘North East Variety Show’!

From Band and Bugles of Durham Army Cadet Force to local talent and acclaimed entertainers, John Rowland and Julie Pendleton, this one-off variety show features all the ingredients for a great afternoon to remember!
From 12 noon at the Customs House, South Shields, Daft as a Brush are hosting a fun variety show for all ages to enjoy.

Full running order coming soon!

Tickets only £10 per person available from Daft as a Brush, Newcastle, NE3 2DR – Call: 0191 28 55 999

Annual VJ Day Memorial Walk
Aug 14 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

VJ Day Memorial Walk – Sunday 14th August 2022

Our dear friend, Mr Len Gibson would have been 102 years young in 2022. A Far East Prisoner or War, he endured near starvation, disease and brutality in World War 2.
 Sadly we lost Len in July 2021.

To remember Len and all the other FEPoW’s our charity founder, Brian Burnie has created the ‘VJ DAY Memorial Walk’ this year This year Brian and supporters will be walking from Sunderland Cenotaph at Mowbray Park to the Cenotaph at Newcastle Haymarket. We’re asking everyone to join in parts of the walk – perhaps just a few yards, a few miles, or the whole distance to remember Len and his friends of the ’Forgotten Army’.

VJ Day

With the support of the Mayor of Sunderland Cllr Harry Trueman and Cllr Habib Rahman, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, together with Deputy Lord Lieutenant from Tyne and Wear Major Eric Ingram, Buglers, Standard Bearers, family and friends, we’re hoping for a great turn out in 2022.

No tickets are required, and more information will be available soon on this free activity. Please show your support on this special day. Thank you.

Approximate times: Sunday 14th August 2021

  • Depart Sunderland Cenotaph at 07:00
  • Stop at 11:00 for a two-minute silence at South Shields Town Hall
  • 24.5 mile walk to Newcastle Haymarket Cenotaph
  • Arrival approx. 17:00

We will gather by the 1914 Monument at the Haymarket next to St Thomas The Martyr Church.

More details, the final route and full information available soon. Any questions? Please email: jann.ross@daftasabrush.org.uk

VJ Day memorial walk