Tue 18/08/2020
VJ Day Celebrations

VJ Day Celebrations

In 2006, Brian Burnie hosted a traditional fish and chip lunch at his home in Doxford Hall in Northumberland for thousands of.. Read More

Thu 09/07/2020
Arriving back in the North East and VJ Day commemorations

Arriving back in the North East and VJ Day commemorations

Before Brian Burnie sold all his possessions to create the cancer charity ‘Daft as a Brush’, he invited more than 2,000 War.. Read More

Thu 30/04/2020
Brian-Burnie

Brian Burnie continues his epic 7,000 mile walk – from his garden!

Founder of the cancer support service, ‘Daft as a Brush’ Brian Burnie, 75, is on an ambitious 7,000 mile walking challenge to.. Read More

Thu 19/03/2020
Brian and Cheryl

Coping with Covid-19

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,.. Read More

Thu 05/03/2020
Happy Birthday!

2nd Birthday ‘Pasties in Plymouth’

Exactly two years walking the country, 75 year-old Brian Burnie celebrates with ‘Pasties in Plymouth’ Brian Burnie is on a 7,000 mile.. Read More

Mon 10/02/2020
Lands End!

Reaching Land’s End and 5,000 miles walked!

Despite Storm Ciara battering the UK and especially the South-West Coast region, Brian Burnie walked into Land’s End at 1pm, Monday 10th.. Read More

Mon 13/01/2020
Farewell Wales! Brian walks back into England

Farewell Wales! Brian walks back into England

Brian Burnie, on a 7,000 mile walking odyssey, isn’t giving in to Parkinson’s disease as he ticks-off another milestone – Walking the.. Read More

Mon 06/01/2020
Scott Quinnell

Brian meets rugby legend, Scott Quinnell!

He’s walked an incredible 4,509 miles to date; beginning on 5th March 2018 at the Baltic in Gateshead, through Northumberland, the entire.. Read More

Mon 02/12/2019
Watch our new short film

NEW short film – Brian walks Ireland!

On his 7,000 mile walking challenge, 75 year old Brian Burnie walks Ireland. He meets the Lord Mayor of Cork and Dublin.. Read More

Wed 02/10/2019
Walking Wales!

Parkinson’s wont stop Brian Burnie!

He’s walked an incredible 4,300 miles to date; beginning on 5th March 2018 at the Baltic in Gateshead, through Northumberland, the entire.. Read More

Tue 24/09/2019
Brian cliffs of Moher

Brian completes walking Ireland!

Back where it started – Brian Burnie in Dublin six months after beginning his epic walk around the island of Ireland for.. Read More

Thu 15/08/2019
Brian arrives in Cork

Hello County Cork!

He’s walked 3,897 miles around the coastline of Scotland, Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Wales and Ireland. This week, Brian Burnie, 75, will.. Read More

Sat 20/07/2019
Sligo

Brian reaches Sligo on 7,000 mile challenge!

Charity founder Brian Burnie arrives in Sligo on a 2,000 mile, six month hike to bring free cancer patient transport to the.. Read More

Thu 13/06/2019
Play Movie

NEW Short film out now!

On his 7,000 mile walking challenge, 75 year old Brian Burnie walks the Antrim Coastline. He meets Senior Doctors, Politicians, Oncologists and.. Read More

Mon 03/06/2019
Hospital meeting in Londonderry

Hospital meeting in Londonderry

Brian and Cheryl invited to a meeting abut the ‘Daft as a Brush’ service coming to Londonderry – Such a great welcome.. Read More

Thu 30/05/2019
Brian and Bluebell reach  Halfway!!

Brian and Bluebell reach Halfway!!

‘Daft as a Brush’ charity trekker, Brian Burnie,reaches half-way mark on 7,000 mile challenge for cancer patients. 14 months after leaving the.. Read More

Tue 30/04/2019
SOS Group Supports Brian’s 7,000 mile walk

SOS Group Supports Brian’s 7,000 mile walk

Team Valley, SOS Group is supporting Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care’s founder, Brian Burnie, on a 7,000 mile walking challenge.. Read More

Mon 08/04/2019
New short film – Arrival in Ireland!

New short film – Arrival in Ireland!

Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care charity founder, Brian Burnie arrives in Dublin on a six month, 2,000 mile trek to.. Read More

Mon 08/04/2019
Arrival in Ireland!

Arrival in Ireland!

Charity founder Brian Burnie walking the entire coast of the Island of Ireland on a six month, 2,000 mile challenge to promote.. Read More

Mon 11/03/2019
1st anniversary of the walk!

1st anniversary of the walk!

  A whole year of walking and 3,000 miles later, charity trekker Brian Burnie reaches North Wales on his mission to create.. Read More

Thu 28/02/2019
Walking Cumbria to Lancashire

Walking Cumbria to Lancashire

Charity founder Brian Burnie set-up Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care some 9 years ago – The charity has been hugely.. Read More

Mon 11/02/2019
New Short Film Out now!

New Short Film Out now!

A chilly England as Brian Burnie continues his 7,000 mile walk for free cancer patient transport all over Great Britain and Ireland!.. Read More

Thu 07/02/2019
Walking in Cumbria

Walking in Cumbria

Above: Peter Frost-Pennington (GM Muncaster Castle). Photo Daft as a Brush Brian and Cheryl are so grateful for the kindness from Natural.. Read More

Fri 11/01/2019
Brian Burnie ‘steps’ in to England

Brian Burnie ‘steps’ in to England

5,000,000 steps and 10 months – charity founder Brian Burnie, steps back in to England on epic walk for cancer patient transport... Read More

Tue 11/12/2018
Brian and Cheryl host Christmas Dinner!

Brian and Cheryl host Christmas Dinner!

(Image: Brian Burnie, Ernest Young, Derek Warren, Leslie Caisley and Cheryl Burnie.) Each year Brian Burnie funds our thank-you dinner at Fenwick,.. Read More

Thu 15/11/2018
Brian and Bluebell ITV News

Brian and Bluebell ITV News

Our thanks to Jonny Blair at ITV News for the super report on Brian’s 7,000 mile walk catch-up when we at Northumberland.. Read More

Tue 30/10/2018
Bluebell Bus makes a home visit!

Bluebell Bus makes a home visit!

Daft as a Brush founder Brian Burnie along with Bluebell Bus, paid a visit to Northumberland Street, Newcastle to raise awareness of.. Read More

Wed 17/10/2018
Brian reaches 2,000 miles walked!!

Brian reaches 2,000 miles walked!!

It may be overcast and a wee-bit wet in the Scottish Western Highlands but Brian Burnie’s spirits are high. After 7 months.. Read More

Wed 10/10/2018
Bluebell Bus is FIXED!!!

Bluebell Bus is FIXED!!!

Bluebell Bus is FIXED!!! And back on the road!!! Thanks to Stagecoach Inverness for all their help and to our amazing driver,.. Read More

Tue 09/10/2018
NEW! Real Life Stories

NEW! Real Life Stories

What do patients, volunteers and medical professionals think about the Daft as a Brush service? View a small collection of video interviews;.. Read More

Thu 20/09/2018
1,700 miles walked, Bluebell Bus not well!

1,700 miles walked, Bluebell Bus not well!

Founder of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care, Brian Burnie, left Newcastle on 5th March 2018 to walk the coast of.. Read More

Fri 07/09/2018
300 miles walking the coast of Skye!

300 miles walking the coast of Skye!

‘Daft as a Brush’ Brian Burnie has now completed his 300 mile walk around the coast of Skye as part of his.. Read More

Wed 01/08/2018
Brian and Cheryl marry on Skye!

Brian and Cheryl marry on Skye!

Surprise wedding on epic 7,000 mile walk! Charity Boss marries on Skye with walking partner Cheryl Finlay. Brian Burnie, 74, has reached.. Read More

Thu 19/07/2018
Brian Burnie receives Prime Ministers award!

Brian Burnie receives Prime Ministers award!

Brian Burnie, founder of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care delighted to receive the Prime Ministers ‘Points of Light’ Award. Today,.. Read More

Mon 09/07/2018
1,000 ‘Mile’-stone reached!!

1,000 ‘Mile’-stone reached!!

1,000 miles walked, still going strong! Cancer Charity founder, Brian Burnie, 74, reaches 1,000 ‘mile’-stone on epic walk around Great Britain and.. Read More

Fri 06/07/2018
New short movie out now!

New short movie out now!

View our latest video of Brian Burnie’s progress on his 7,000 mile walk to take Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care.. Read More

Tue 12/06/2018
Charity founder Brian Burnie arrives at John O’Groats!

Charity founder Brian Burnie arrives at John O’Groats!

Above: Island Councillor for Wick and East Caithness, Willie MacKay with Brian Burnie. Huge ‘step’ forward for charity founder Brian Burnie as.. Read More

Tue 22/05/2018
Scooters ride 500 miles for Bluebell Bus!!!

Scooters ride 500 miles for Bluebell Bus!!!

Amazing to meet with Paul King of KTD North East, Daniel Laurie and Michael Perry riding the The North Coast 500 on.. Read More

Fri 18/05/2018
Please help plant 1,000,000 British Bluebell Bulbs!

Please help plant 1,000,000 British Bluebell Bulbs!

As part of Bluebell’s mission to take Daft as a Brush nationwide, we’re asking people at home, schools, academies, businesses and organisations.. Read More

Wed 02/05/2018
Brian and Bluebell visit Inverness Hospital

Brian and Bluebell visit Inverness Hospital

Brian Burnie of BluebellBus walking the Ardersier coastline to Inverness Raigmore Hospital where he meet with Chrissie Lane – Consultant Nurse for.. Read More

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.

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