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 and more, this is a perfect opportunity to support your local charity.

Some of our events require a ticket to be purchased, please contact Daft as a Brush or see the event information below. Some events are free, and all are welcome to attend. Please note, spaces are limited so please enquire 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. 

Bring friends and family together and join in the fun at our special events!
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Annual VJ Day Memorial Walk – FREE

August 11 @ 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Geordie philanthropist and founder of the Daft as a Brush cancer charity Brian Burnie is organising an epic 21-mile Newcastle to Sunderland walk to mark VJ (Victory over Japan) day and honour the memory of his “great friend” Len Gibson and all other Far East PoW.

The AJ Bell Great North Run

September 8 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Support Daft as a Brush, your local charity at this year’s Great North Run! The world’s biggest and best half marathon, with 60,000 runners taking on the 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to South Shields each year. Last year our fabulous runners raised over £35,000 to help cancer patients on their journey to recovery. Can Learn more >>

The Great North Proms Concert!

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Great North Proms Concert – 12th October 2024. We’re back in October 2024, but with a new format, new artists and orchestra! Get ready for something very special on 12th October 2024!  Our Team are organising this super event now, more information about the ‘Great North Proms’ coming soon!

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