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Daft as a Brush House
Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 2DR

Daft as a Brush Special Events

Join in the fun with daft as a Brush at our special events available throughout the year. From walks and talks to concerts to special evening dinner events, this is a perfect opportunity to support this local charity.

Some of our events require a ticket to be purchased, please contact Daft as a Brush House to purchase. A selection of events are free and all are welcome to attend. Please note, spaces are limited so please inquire as early as possible. Please click on the events below to discover more information. Our thanks to all our amazing volunteers, local businesses and institutions for their continued support.

1st Birthday Pancake Party! @ Llandudno
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bluebell Bus 1st Birthday Party! 12 Months on the road for Brian and Cheryl. Tuesday 5th March 2019 (Shrove Tuesday).

We’re celebrating a whole year on the 7,000 mile walk with a Pancake Party! Join Bluebell, Brian, Cheryl and Team in Llandudno for yummie pancakes and refreshments as we celebrate Bluebell’s 1st Birthday! 

The pressure is on! Mrs.B will be cooking the pancakes and we’ll have a host of lovely treats to accompany them, too.

Bluebell Bus, Cheryl and Brian will be at Llandudno Grand Promenade on Tuesday 5th March from 11am – 2pm. (Probably a bit longer!) Please see below a map image to illustrate their location, North Shore Beach area opposite the Ambassador Hotel, LL30 2NR. If you can see the Pier, you’ll able to see the Bus! There is plenty of road side parking in the area subject to availability. We really look forward to seeing you all, on behalf of Brian and Cheryl, thank you so much for your continued support on their epic 7,000 mile walk. This event will mark Bluebell’s 1st Birthday and exactly 1 year to the day when Brian started his amazing challenge.

For those who cannot come, I am sure you’ll join with us wishing Brian and the Bluebell Team a big happy birthday!

Perhaps you can stay for a few days and enjoy the beautiful Llandudno coastline, towns and villages of north Wales. The town is known for the North Shore Beach and 19th-century Pier, with shops. Northwest of town, the cliffs of Great Orme headland jut into the sea. Ancient tunnels lead to a cavern at Great Orme Mines. A 1902 tramway has an upper and lower section, and travels to the headland’s summit. To the east, smaller headland Little Orme is a nature reserve.

Free event. More details to follow!! Save the date!!

Please note: Co-ordinants are approximate, exact venue TBA. Sorry, we cannot provide travel and accommodation.


Elvis Tribute Night @ Holly Hill Club
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


From 7.00pm, Saturday 20th April 2019 at Holly Hill Club, Benson Terrace, Felling, Gateshead.
TICKETS ONLY £4 per person available from the Club or by calling June Howourth – 075345 14357

Choir Workshop & Concert @ Trinity Church
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Workshop & Concert @ Trinity Church | Newcastle upon Tyne | England | United Kingdom


Enjoy singing? Then join us at Trinity Church, Gosforth, Newcastle on Saturday 27th April 2019. A Choral Workshop with rehearsals in the afternoon, followed by an evening concert from 7pm with Bede Wind Orchestra. 

The cost to singers is £4 per person for the Workshop / Concert, and music will be provided on the day. Audience admission to the evening concert is £6 per person. All profit from the day will go to Daft as a Brush Bluebell Bus Charity. Founder, Brian Burnie is walking 7,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain and Ireland to bring free cancer patient care nationwide.

Discover more by clicking here

Daft as Brush Garden Party @ Daft as a Brush House
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Daft as a Brush Garden Party Saturday 29th June 2019 from 11am until 4.00pm.

Don’t miss the annual Daft as a Brush Garden Party with very special ‘imperial’ guests from the Star Wars 99th garrison!!  Enjoy an afternoon of fun with music, buffet, treats, stalls and games all in aid of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care.

Members from the Star Wars 99th Garrison will be available for photos and selfies! Don’t miss out!

Entry includes buffet, glass of wine or soft drink. £5 adults, £1 children. Pay on the day! All proceeds go direct to the charity. You cna download our poster to share with friends, pop on your work or school notice board – Click here to download the PDF poster (<1mb).

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.


Prudhoe Charity Golf Tournament @ Prudhoe Golf Club
Jul 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Prudhoe Charity Golf Tournament @ Prudhoe Golf Club

Daft as a Brush Golf Charity Tournament is back for 2019! – Friday 5th July 2019. Start Sheet Opens 31st October 2018 Closing date 21st June 2019

Prudhoe Golf Club, Eastwood Park, Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE42 5DX.

“Texas Scramble” 4 x person (s) team, gents / ladies / or mixed. Entry fee only £80 per team, to include a meal.

Please contact Larry Hindmarsh on 01661 832466 or e-mail larry.hindmarsh@btinternet.com

Postal entries.
1)    Please list the names of all four players participating.
2)    Please enclose your cheque for the total number of players participating at £20.00 per person / £80.00 per four person team.
3)    Please make your cheque payable to L.E. Hindmarsh.
4)    Please give a contact e-mail and telephone number to enable us to advise confirmed booking and tee time.
5)    Please place the above items in an envelope and send to the below address and mark the rear of the envelope “DAAB”.
6)    Please, please be advised that a tee time and confirmed booking cannot be given without the entry fee.
7)    We regret the credit card facilities are not available for this event.


Daft as a Brush Five Bridges Walk @ Gateshead Quayside
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the famous Daft as a Brush 5 Bridges Walk!

A perfect event for the whole family! Join us from the Baltic, Gateshead – This walk covers the Five Bridges across the River Tyne.  Money raised through donations will go to Daft as a Brush. Registration fee for walk only £4 if before 20th July 2019 and £5 on day of the walk, includes water, certificate and badge.

Download the Application Form by clicking here
Download the Sponsorship form by by clicking here
Download the Gift Aid form by by clicking here

Living North’s Christmas Fair Newcastle @ Kingston Park Stadium
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Living North's Christmas Fair Newcastle @ Kingston Park Stadium | England | United Kingdom

Daft as a Brush at The Living North Christmas Fair Newcastle (7th-10th November 2019)

Living North’s Christmas Fair brings you the North East’s biggest shopping and social event of the season.

We are thrilled to be invited! Festive food halls featuring the finest artisan food producers and shopping marquee crammed full of unique gifts which you can’t find on the high-street. As always, the Christmas Fair will also feature Chef demonstrations from some of the North East’s most renowned Chefs.

Brand new venue of Kingston Park Stadium for 2019’s Christmas Fair, home to the Newcastle Falcons. 
Opening Hours
Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 10am–4pm
Saturday: 10am–5pm

Buy tickets in advance by clicking here.

Brocksbushes Christmas Fayre @ Brockbushes Farm Shop
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm

Brocksbushes annual Christmas Fayre is on Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th November and Daft as a Brush are their chosen charity of the year!
We’ll be there!! Pop along to experience this magical event and chat to our volunteers on the day to discover more about our charity and the people who make it so special.

Free entry and free parking!

Three huge marquees filled with all sorts of wonderful things for Christmas, including food & drink, decorations, gifts and crafts. We hope to see you there!

Discover more at: https://www.brocksbushes.co.uk/

brockbushes Christmas Fayre

brockbushes Christmas Fayre

Christmas Lights Switch-On !!! @ Daft as a Brush house
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Daft as a Brush annual Christmas Tree Lights Switch on, is due to take place on Wednesday 11th November from 4.00pm – 5.00pm, here at Daft as a Brush House!

Delighted to welcome members of the Bede Wind Orchestra who will be playing festive music! Join in the fun with some carol singing, juice and biscuits for the children as we switch on over 40,000 festive lights to brighten up Gosforth! Each light represents a single cancer patient journey!

Please note; there will be no parking on site.

Magic Lights at Mountsett House!! @ Mountsett House
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Really looking forward to Christmas Magic at Mountsett House!!
Hope to see you on Monday 2nd December from 6pm at Mountsett House, Burnopfield (NE16 6AZ) for the BIG Christmas light switch-on!!!

Each year, santas, elves, reindeer, snowmen and more come alive with thousands of lights courtesy of Derek and Elaine Armstrong from Tyne Valley Motorhomes – A HUGE Christmas Light Show for everyone to enjoy!

Brian Burnie is retuning from his walk to switch-on the lights. This year, Derek and Elaine have kindly chosen Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care as their charity to support, anyone will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Charity. Mounsett House is behind the New Plough, you REALLY can’t miss it!