County Captain's Charity

At the A.G.M. today retiring County Captain Christine Mair handed over a cheque for £1,050 to St Cuthberts hospice, this was one of the six local hospices that will recieve donations from the £6,300 raised in total over the year.

Incoming Captain Anne Dunn has chosen "Daft as a Brush" as her charity for 2018. Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care offers staffed custom-made vehicles to transport outpatients to and from hospital who are undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy cancer treatment. The region covered by Daft as a Brush is Durham, North and South Tyneside, Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne and surrounding areas. There is no charge to the patients for this service which entails collecting and transporting them in a safe and comfortable environment from where they are living to where they will be having their treatment. If required staying with the patient whilst they have their treatment and then bringing them back home in readiness for their next course of treatment.

Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.