Tyne Tunnel operators gift £8,000 to local cancer charity as cost of living crisis continues

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Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care transport cancer patients to hospitals in the North East, but have been hit by rising fuel prices

Tyne Tunnel operators are gifting a local charity with all the fuel they need to carry out their vital work for a whole month.

TT2, the Tunnel operators, spotted a campaign online and have gifted Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care with £8,000 for fuel.

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The charity transports cancer patients in the North East to and from hospital but has been hit hard by the rising price of petrol and diesel.

The price at the pumps hit an all-time record high earlier this month as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

As a result, Daft as a Brush founder Brian Burnie set up an online campaign to help keep the charity running.

After seeing the fundraiser, TT2 decided to donate £8,000 to the charity.

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Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care founder, Brian Burnie said: “With TT2’s donation we can now cover fuel costs for a whole month, for all of our ambulances.

The charity do vital work in the North EastThe charity do vital work in the North East
The charity do vital work in the North East

"We are very grateful. Hundreds of people rely on us to get them to their appointments and we can’t let them down.”

TT2 Customer Operations Manager Shaun Simmons adds: “Daft as a Brush do an absolutely brilliant job of supporting cancer patients who are going through very difficult times - thanks to a team of around 400 volunteers.

"We are happy that we could help support them during this time, where fuel prices have hit a record high.”

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