Bringing free cancer patient transport
all over Great Britain and Ireland!
Welcome to Bluebell Cancer Patient Care – We’re bringing free cancer patient transport to Great Britain and Ireland!
By walking 7,000 miles around the Great Britain and Ireland, Bluebell Cancer Patient Care aims to highlight the difficulties of Cancer Patient Transport and raise £1m by public and commercial donations, sponsorship and goodwill, to offer this transport service nationwide. We propose to create a network of ‘hubs’ in strategic locations to provide free cancer patient journeys.
The walk will take 2 years, finishing by late 2020; key visits include national cancer centres, hospitals and all Parliaments engaging with Health Ministers and medical professionals to explain the benefits, logistical service and the features of a fully operational model – Join Brian Burnie this incredible challenge!
We’re staying on Bluebell the Bus – look out for us!
We’re bringing free cancer patient transport all over the UK and Ireland!
We’re staying on Bluebell the Bus – look out for us!
A HUGE thank you from Bluebell the Bus and her team to everyone who can help Brian on his amazing trek!
The cost of the day-to-day running of Bluebell the Bus and the journey will be paid for privately by Brian Burnie. The 75 year old is walking every step of the 7,000 miles. We’re aiming to raise £1m to set-up and manage hubs, to bring free Cancer Patient Care NATIONWIDE.
Help us reach our target amount of £1 million. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
Amazing support for Bluebell Cancer Patient Care
Bluebell Cancer Patient Care would like to thank everyone who has helped the project so far. Brian’s epic mission to create 1,000,000 free cancer patient journeys all over Great Britain and Ireland would not be possible without the help of so many people.
Local, national and international names are continuing to help Bluebell Cancer Patient Care and Brian Burnie stay on the road. Thank you!
Catch up on our latest short film; Brian walks the Wales Coast Path
He’s walked an incredible 5,009 miles to date; beginning on 5th March 2018 at the Baltic in Gateshead, through Northumberland, the entire coastline of Scotland, Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, the island of Ireland and now the Wales Coast Path back into England.
Brian has completed walking the coast of Wales, meeting with medical professionals, Lord Mayors and many well wishers, many with close association with cancer. His epic walk continued along the Wales Coast Path from Anglesey, Aberystwyth, Fishguard, Swansea and Cardiff.
Charity trekker won’t give in to Parkinson’s
Transporting Cancer Patients is better for the individual and the hospital
We’ve been speaking to Dame Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Sir John Burn, Chairman, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Both agree transporting cancer patients to hospital is a real challenge for families, friends and there NHS and if patients are not in the right place at the right time, this can compromise the treatment system. Bluebell Bus Cancer Patient Care take that stress away with a dedicated transport service.
How will our service work?
The charity will offer transport services to outpatients, free of charge, to and from hospital who are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy cancer treatment. Each vehicle will be staffed by a trained volunteer driver and a companion to care for the mobility of the patient during the journey, pre and post treatment. The charity will operate nationwide, opening various hubs in targeted locations within a reasonable distance from major specialist cancer treatment centres. We will work with the assistance of specialist cancer care centres within Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in order to set up transport hubs. The hubs will then provide staffed vehicles to transport outpatients, free of charge to and from hospital who are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy cancer treatment.
There’s so much more to explore…
Join us for a Pasty Party 5th March 2020 – Plymouth!
On 5th March 2020, it will be two years to the day since Brian and Cheryl left Gateshead on the 7,000 mile walk. Last year we celebrated in Llandudno. This year Brian and Cheryl will be hosting a Pasty Party on-board Bluebell Bus on Plymouth Hoe! Join us on the day, all welcome!!
If you can manage a short-break, there is so much to discover in Plymouth including, the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s pioneering voyage, landmarks, trails and the heritage coastline. Learn more from this link: https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk
Bluebell Bus Brian Burnie receives Prime Ministers award!
In a personal letter to Brian, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Your work is improving the lives of thousands of cancer patients undergoing treatment in the North East. By helping patients travel to and from hospital, your team of hundreds of volunteers are providing them with comfort and companionship at a very challenging time. I wish you the very best of luck with your current efforts to expand your successful model to new areas of the country.” Download the offical Press release by Clicking here
Who are Daft as a Brush?
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.
At the moment, the regions covered by Daft as a Brush are: Northumberland, North and South Tyneside, Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas. There would be no charge to the patients for our Service. We’re on the road to promote Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care with the hope we can expand nationally! The service would entail collecting and transporting the patients in a safe and comfortable environment, from where they are living, taking them to where they will be having their treatment. If required staying with the patient whilst they have their treatment and then bringing them back home in readiness for their next course of treatment.