Lookers supports Daft as a Brush
National motor retailer Lookers in conjunction with Nissan has provided cancer charity Daft as a Brush with a Nissan Navara as part of a coastal challenge that will see its founder Brian Burnie trek the entire length of the British coastline.
From its North-East base in Newcastle, Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care provides a free transport service to and from the Freeman and RVI Hospitals for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment – some from as far afield as the Scottish Borders, North Yorkshire and West Cumbria.
Brian is currently preparing to take on his biggest challenge yet by undertaking a two year, 7,000 mile walk around the Great British and Irish coastline, with the aim of raising £4m for the charity.
On collecting the Nissan Navara on behalf of Brian, Dave Harrison, communications manager at Daft as a Brush, said, ‘Lookers have been absolutely brilliant in their support for us over the years and providing us with this Nissan support vehicle will be a huge help during our challenge. With so many miles to cover, it’s vital that we have a reliable vehicle that can take on the most treacherous of terrain, which is why the Navara is perfect. As a trusted supplier, we will be working with Lookers to achieve our ambition of extending our vital services around the county.’
Matthew Eyres, commercial vehicle development manager at Lookers Corporate, said, ‘We have a great relationship with Brian and everyone at Daft as a Brush and we’re proud to be able to support him in his coastal adventure. It’s a fantastic charity and we look forward to helping it extend its reach to other parts of the UK.’