Mr. Brian Burnie, recently visited Morpeth All Saints C of E First School to present an assembly on his cancer charity, “Daft as a Brush.”
Mr. Burnie sold his family home, Doxford Hall in Northumberland and from the proceeds of the sale donated it to cancer care. The Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care offers staffed custom-made vehicles to transport outpatients, free of charge, to and from hospital.
Each of the 25 new people carriers that will be used to transport patients will be adopted by primary schools from across the region. Morpeth All Saints is the fourth school to adopt a bus. As part of their project, the school will be designing artwork for the outside of the vehicle, deciding on a name for it and producing a booklet about the school, pupils and the Daft as a Brush project.
The launch of the first vehicles will take place in Newcastle next month and the four schools involved so far have been invited to sing at the event.
Mrs. Molloy, headteacher, said she is delighted the school are involved;
“Mr. Burnie explained Daft as a Brush to the children in a fun and sensitive way, even bringing along the two brush characters on the charity’s logo, and inviting the children to come up with names for them. We are looking forward to launching our bus and to see it in action transporting local people to hospital for treatment.”