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Support for North East charity to combat fuel costs


Mar 10, 2022 #Business, #charity

With rocketing fuel costs threatening to affect local cancer patients getting to their hospital appointments, TT2 which operates the Tyne Tunnels, has stepped in to offer some help.

TT2 has gifted Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care, which operates over 50 ambulances that transport cancer patients to and from hospital, a month’s worth of fuel for their entire fleet, following an online campaign by founder, Brian Burnie.

The £8,000 donation will support the charity to carry on providing a lifeline service to people across the North East and Cumbria who rely on it to access hospitals for their consultations and treatments.

TT2 spotted the fundraising campaign on social media, asking for donations to help meet the cost of rising fuel prices as diesel hit an eye-watering £1.76 a litre.

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. 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.”