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.”