Bluebell Bus

Bluebell’s most frequently asked questions

To help you make the most of our journey we have listed the most commonly asked questions below.

If you need answers to questions not listed, please write to Dave Harrison, Bluebell Cancer Patient Care, 157 Great North Road, Newcastle, NE3 2DR. You can also connect with us on Facebook for social activities and fundraising or please call us on 0191 255 9202.

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QDid you know..?

AEverything from food to fuel on the 7,000 mile walk is funded privately by Brian Burnie. This means every penny donated goes directly to the charity to bring free cancer patient transport all over Great Britain and Ireland. 

So many businesses and people have given their time and silks for free to keep Bluebell Bus on the road and Brian walking. A HUGE thank you to you all.

QCan I visit Brian and Cheryl on their 7,000 mile challenge?

AYes! Brian’s challenge is to walk the 7,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain and Ireland. Meeting with hospitals, politicians and local people to help achieve 1,000,000 free cancer patient journeys. You can help by joining him on parts of his walk, sharing social media posts by #BluebellBus and perhaps joining in some fund raising too! Thank you!

QCan I come with Bluebell on her journey?

AYes! Everyone is invited to join Brian on his epic walk. When we’re in your area, bring your family and friends to meet him and enjoy part of the Coastal walk too. Traveling on board Bluebell Bus is not possible as she needs to be prepared for each move with items and furniture strapped down securely.

QHow can I donate to Bluebell?

AEach day Bluebell will be able to accept donations on-board, you can also donate to the walking team on-route and for debit/credit card donations, please visit our Virgin Money Giving page. Alternatively, there is a collection area at our office. Cheques and postal donations, please send to: Bluebell Cancer Patient Care, 157, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2DR. Please make donations payable to “Bluebell Cancer Patient Care”.

Don’t forget to download a Gift Aid form so we can claim back another 25% – Click here to download the form.

QHow can I contact Bluebell Bus and her Team?

AYou can call Bluebells mobile phone (07889 224 957). Please be aware that the team could be walking or chatting to visitors so be patient! You can always pop-in to see Bluebell on her journey at any stage. Media, corporate inquiries please contact: Dave Harrison at our Newcastle Project Office, Tel: (0191) 255 9202 Email: [email protected]

QCan I meet Brian?

AYes! Please either call 07889 224 957 or 0191 255 9202 and we will try to arrange a point on the walk where you can meet Brian. If you are interested in the service coming to your area, Brian is always happy to meet with nurses, doctors, mayors and local communities to talk about the service. (He loves a strong cuppa!). Please get in touch.

QWho is Daft as a Brush

ADaft 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. Our aim is to promote the Charity and to offer the service on a National level, accessible to everyone who needs us.

The object to Bluebell Bus is to promote the creation of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care hubs, by way of raising awareness of the charity’s work and the provision of support, both financial and administrative, to those persons who wish to set up and operate Daft as a Brush services in new areas.

QCan I visit Bluebell on her travels?

AYes! Bluebell and her Team will be delighted to see you. Bluebell will be a meeting point for walkers and visitors. There will always be someone available on Bluebell to answer questions and to offer a hot cuppa! We look forward to meeting you but please avoid visits after 7pm, the walkers need their heard earned rest!

QCan I come with Bluebell on her journey or part of the Journey?

AUnfortunately this is not possible due. However, you are all invited to join Bluebell’s walking team. When we’re in your area, bring your family and friends to meet the team and enjoy part of the Coastal walk too!

QHow can I donate to Bluebell?

AEach day Bluebell will be able to accept donations on-board, you can also donate to the walking team on-route and for debit/credit card donations, please visit our Virgin Money Giving page. Alternatively, there is a collection area at Daft as a Brush House in Gosforth, at Reception. Cheques and postal donations, please send to: Daft as a Brush House, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2DR. Please make donations payable to “Daft as a Brush Coastal Path Walk”.

Don’t forget to download a Gift Aid form so we can claim back another 25% – Click here to download the form.

QHow can I contact Bluebell Bus and her Team?

AYou can call Bluebells mobile phone (TBA). Please be aware that the team could be walking or chatting to visitors so be patient! You can always pop-in to see Bluebell on her journey at any stage. Media, corporate inquiries please contact: Cheryl Finlay – Project Director at our Sunderland Project Office, Tel: (0191) 255 9201 Email: [email protected]

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Can you help Bluebell on her way?

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.

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Help us reach our target amount of £4 million. Any amount is greatly appreciated!

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