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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 schoo
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 schoo
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CREATIVE Morpeth children are putting their artistic flair into gear to help promote charity transport.

Youngsters at Morpeth All Saints First School have decided to ‘adopt a bus’ for the Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care scheme.

Founder Brian Burnie, who sold his Doxford Hall home and moved to Morpeth to raise funds for the charity, set it up to provide staffed, custom-made vehicles to transport cancer patients free of charge to hospital appointments.

Each of the 25 new people carriers used by the fund will be adopted by schools and All Saints is the fourth to sign up.

At a special assembly at the school Mr Burnie told pupils all about the charity and explained how the children will design art work for the outside of their vehicle, decide on its name and produce a booklet about the school, its pupils and the Daft as a Brush project.

The first of the vehicles will be unveiled next month and pupils have been invited to sing at the event.

Morpeth All Saints Headteacher Pauline Molloy is delighted the school is involved in the project.

She said: “Mr Burnie explained Daft as a Brush to the children in a fun and sensitive way, 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 seeing it in action transporting local people to hospital for treatment.”