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Daft as a Brush Charity visit Greenfield

posted 8 Dec 2014, 11:42 by anna.cole@greenfieldschool.net   [ updated 24 Apr 2015, 01:24 by Dan Potts ]
Last Monday Orange house at Greenfield Community College had the fantastic opportunity to have their assembly delivered by Brian Burnie from the charity Daft as a Brush, along with a volunteer Joe Thurley. Daft as a Brush is a local charity based in Gosforth which provides cancer patient care across the North East, including County Durham. In 2009 Brian Burnie, the charity’s founder, decided to sell his family home and donate the proceeds of the sale to supporting people with cancer by providing them with free transport  so that they can attend their life saving medical appointments.

Students from Greenfield’s Orange house really enjoyed meeting Brian and understanding where their one pound donations will go for our next non-uniform day. The house is working on a number of other fundraising events and opportunities over the next term, including a fantastic joke book, the profits from which will be added to any money raised at the end of term.

Greenfield supports a different charity each half term, with one house being responsible for fundraising and choosing the charity. This demonstrates Greenfield’s support for the community and provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the world around them. This term the group will see for themselves where there money is helping through a visit to the Freeman hospital in Newcastle with Brian.

We would like to thank Brian and Joe for coming along to orange’s assembly; it was great to hear about the charity we will be supporting this year and hope to raise lots of money for a wonderful cause.