Coastal footpath tour of Great Britain and Ireland
Welcome to Daft as a Brush Bluebell Bus! A 7,000 mile, 2 year walk to create 1,000,000 Cancer Patient Journeys.
Join us on our 7,000 mile walk to travel the length of the coastal footpath walk of both Great Britain and Ireland. This epic journey is to promote nationally, the Charity Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care transport service. This is a free of charge service for cancer patients that require to get to and from hospital for treatment.
The charity proposes that with Bluebell Bus and her travelling team will get the word out about how “HUBS” can be managed and run locally, to create a Daft as a Brush Service in their local area and therefore, provide nationally, 1,000,000 (1 million) high quality cancer patient care journeys each year. We’re walking anti-clockwise around Great Britain and Ireland then back to Newcastle in circa two years, back in June 2020! Wish us luck!
We’re taking the Daft as a Brush charity NATIONWIDE!
Brian and Bluebell Bus at John O’Groats
Special Interview with Mervyn East.
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Please help Bluebell on her way!
A HUGE thank you from Bluebell and her team to everyone who can help her!
The cost of the day to day running of Bluebell and the journey will be paid for privately by Brian Burnie, the founder of the Charity.
Bluebell Bus is aiming to raise £4m to take the Charity Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care NATIONWIDE with the creation of a network of hubs and the provision of support, financial and administrative, to those persons who wish to set up and operate Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care service in new areas.
Help us reach our target amount of £4 million. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
There’s so much more to explore…
Bluebell’s Special Events
Bluebell and her walking team will be visiting all the major landmarks in Great Britain and Ireland. Also, over 300 Primary Schools, all the major cancer hospitals en-route and all 5 parliaments. We invite you and organisations to walk with us for stretches of the coastal footpath.
Join in the fun as Bluebell will be hosting many events; Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Costume Party, Christmas Gala Party and much, much more!
Full details of all forthcoming events the special events page
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.