Accolade for Daft as a Brush founder

Fund-raiser Brian Burnie has received a NewcastleGateshead Local Heroes Award, as voted for by the public to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the region. Brian, founder of Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care, is currently walking around the coastline of Britain and Ireland.

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 10:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 10:11 am
Brian Burnie in Berwick on his 7,000 mile walk around the coastline of Britain and Ireland.

The 73-year-old, who has Parkinson’s disease, set up the charity after selling Doxford Hall.

Now, it has been announced that Brian has received a coveted NewcastleGateshead Local Heroes Award, as voted for by the public to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to the region.

A bronze plaque bearing his name has been installed along NewcastleGateshead’s riverside Walk of Fame – joining the likes of Alan Shearer and Sting.

Brian’s epic 7,000-mile walk will take him more than two years to complete and he is being joined along the way by colleagues.

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He is currently in Scotland. To donate, visit www.daftasabrush.org.uk