The Great North Run 2022
Sep 11 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

From city to sea, the Great North Run returns to its classic route for 2022!

Almost 60,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon – On 11th September 2022!

All ballots spaces have now been taken – A HUGE thank you to everyone who has been in touch and is running for Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care. If you’ve been unsuccessful, don’t despair! Join our waiting list by emailing as we may receive more charity places in early summer 2022.

If successful in obtaining a place, then payment of registration fee (£60) required and you should be confident of being able to achieve a fundraising target of £300 or more.

Those on the waiting list will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Just Giving


Last Night of the Proms Concert! – City Hall Newcastle
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Last Night of the Proms Concert, Newcastle O2 City Hall, 15th October 2022. This year we’re hoping to raise enough to purchase our 100th Ambulance from concert ticket sales!!!

Tickets now available!! A perfect gift for family and friends or a treat yourself! From only £14 per person with NO booking fee. The enhanced show in 2021 was such a huge success, we’re going bigger and better for 2022! Missed our 2021 concert? Watch this short film for a taste of 2022.

Cards accepted

Join us for an exceptional evening of music, choir, dance, soloists, fun and much more!

We’re also thrilled to welcome back Ray Spencer MBE as our Compère, everyone loves Ray’s humour and passion for our Proms event. Every ticket sale goes towards purchasing our 100th Ambulance and includes a FREE event programme and a flag too.

Doors 6pm, Showtime 7pm – See you there!!

Tickets available from Daft as a Brush in Gosforth directly – Call: 0191 28 55 999 or visit us Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm where Reception can assist with your tickets and now take your card payments. Or, click here to buy on-line via the City Hall website

100th Ambulance

Ray Spencer MBE

Last Night of the Proms


Living North Christmas Fair
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Living North Christmas Fair @ Newcastle Racecourse | England | United Kingdom

We’re thrilled to be invited to the Living North Christmas Fair Thursday 27th October to Sunday 30th October as their nominated charity for 2022!

We’ll have a bunch of great stocking fillers and gifts for sale as well as the opportunity to chat with our team and perhaps consider volunteering for Daft as a Brush!

Pop along to Newcastle Racecourse, just off the A1. FREE Parking is available in the main racecourse car parks following the Living North Car Park signs.

Discover more by clicking here.

The BIG Christmas Lights Switch-On!
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come along to the BIG Christmas Lights Switch-On!

Don’t miss the switch-on of our Christmas Lights at Daft as a Brush House, in Gosforth now on Friday 18th November 2022 (Approx date)

We’ve got special guests coming along, the biggest tree you’ve ever seen plus over 200 local Cubs and Beavers too – Salvation Army band, carol singing and more! YEY! Everyone welcome! – Watch the short film from last year:


No tickets, please just come along to Daft as a Brush House for 5.30pm – Switch on at 6pm!

This year, we’re aiming for 250,000 lights – Don’t miss out, see you on 18th November!

(Please note there is no access or parking at Daft as a Brush House, please remain on the public path outside. Off street parking is available close by.)