CANCER sufferers could be offered more help and support when visiting hospital if your Vote That Counts goes to Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care.
The charity was founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Brian Burnie, from Gosforth, Newcastle, using proceeds from the sale of his Doxford Hall hotel near Alnwick.
His hope was that all patients being treated for cancer in the North East can get to hospital appointments easily and comfortably.
Since then the group have taken chemotherapy and radiotherapy patients in Northumberland, Durham and Tyne and Wear to and from hospital free of charge.
Staff often stay with the sufferer while they have their treatment and then bring them home again.
The charity has in the past had help from People’s Postcode Trust, receiving £7,065 for a new vehicle, but a cash boost from the Vote that Counts could allow the charity to add to their fleet of 11 ambulances and help even more people.
Trustee Leslie Caisley said: “We are a small local charity and the money would help us purchase more ambulances to help the cancer patients in the North East.
“We are the smallest charity and we operate in the North East. The support of fellow North Easterners would be greatly appreciated.”