March 2020 – Brian Burnie has returned from his 7,000 mile walk to self-isolate. Given he’s 76 this year and has Parkinson’s, he’s in a high-risk group and with walking from county to county, town to town, this was the responsible thing to do. He’s walked 5,125 miles of his 7,000 mile challenge, reaching Torquay.
As with many, it’s been a turbulent time at Daft as a Brush with more senior volunteers needing to stay at home. We’re had many of our younger members step-up to offer more hours, some are volunteering 5 days a week. The thoughtfulness has been quite moving as cancer patients still need their essential treatment, our free service remains operational.
Brian has been in touch with the Government and our local MP offering free food parcel deliveries to those most vulnerable, as our volunteers are very knowledgeable of the area, this could be a real lifeline to those elderly or unable to leave their homes.
More on this as it develops.
As for the 7,000 mile walk and Bluebell Bus, it’s all on hold as everyone deals with this crisis. Brian and Cheryl hope to return very soon, but this depends on Government guidelines and the advice from the NHS. They hope to be back on the walk for summer 2020.
Bluebell bus is safely parked up at Stagecoach in Plymouth, she’s in good hands!
We hope you’re staying safe and look forward to further news very soon.
Kindest regards from the whole Bluebell Bus team.