Daft as a Brush Volunteers

The charity operates throughout the North East and provides free transportation to and from hospital for cancer patients.

Daft as a Brush attracts locals from Wearside who can spare their time and volunteer for the charity.

Volunteer opportunities include driving ambulances or acting as a companion to support cancer patients in the vehicle and during treatment if needed.

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Daft as a Brush has volunteers across the North East, but Wearside is an area that needs more people to help reduce the number of volunteers traveling from other parts of the region to help.

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With rising petrol prices, more volunteers in South Tyneside will help reduce fuel costs and overall costs for the charity.

David Wilson, Director of Development, said: “Our volunteers are everything, anyone you see driving an ambulance is a volunteer. Without these volunteers, Daft as a Brush does not exist.

“The feedback we receive every day from patients is about the volunteers and their compassion and kindness, everything that makes a volunteer.”

The charity works alongside NHS Volunteer Services to ensure that all volunteers receive the training necessary for their role.

Volunteers would be required on a regular basis for full days and should indicate their available days when they can help. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can email [email protected] or complete an application form at