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Daft as a Brush

Coastal footpath tour of Great Britain and Ireland

Bluebell Bus

Say ‘Hello’ to Bluebell Bus and her 7,000 mile, 2 year adventure!

Join us on our 7,000 mile adventure to travel the length of the coastal footpath walk of both Great Britain and Ireland starting on Monday March 5th 2018! This epic journey is to promote nationally, the Charity Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care transport service. This is free of charge in the Tyne and Wear area, for cancer patients that require to get to and from hospital for treatment.

The charity proposes that with the Bluebell Bus and its travelling team will get the word out about how “HUBS” can be managed and run locally, to create a DAAB CPC service in their locality and therefore collectively, provide nationally one million high quality cancer patient care journeys each year.

Come and cheer us off on Monday 5 March 2018 when we begin the epic walk from the Newcastle Quayside (Millennium Bridge) walking to the Tyneside Priory and then anti-clockwise around Great Britain and Ireland then back to Newcastle in circa two years.

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Watch our introduction video
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Countdown to the start of Blubell’s epic journey!

We leave from the Millennium Bridge at Newcastle Quayside on 5th March 2018. Come along and cheer us off!

Can you 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 and Chairman of the Trustees 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!

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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.