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Len Gibson Appeal

Len Gibson Appeal

Why we need your help

THE LEN GIBSON APPEAL

During the Second World War Len Gibson served with 125 Anti-Tank Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery. In 1942 Len’s transport ship was attacked by the Japanese and he, along with his comrades, became prisoners of war for over 3 years on the infamous Burma Death Railway.

Now, aged 101 Len is taking on a new challenge.
A celebration of Len’s extraordinary life will put the spotlight on the charity close to his heart – Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care – as it extends free transport for cancer patients nationwide.
The aim is to be operating in hospitals in Aberdeen, Londonderry, Cardiff and London in 2022 – and Len is helping appeal for volunteers and to step forward to help.
The Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care charity offers transport services to outpatients, free of charge, to and from hospital who are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy cancer treatment. Each vehicle is staffed by a trained volunteer driver and a companion to care for the mobility of the patient during the journey, pre and post treatment.
The very first ambulance is named after Len and called Len "Guitar" Gibson, and adopted by Hasting Hill Academy school where Len used to teach music and became Deputy Headmaster.
Can you help Len take Daft as a brush Nationwide? We’re helping cancer patients all over the country on their journey to recovery.
Thank you.
Brian Burnie - Founder & Trustee

During the Second World War Len Gibson served with 125 Anti-Tank Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery. In 1942 Len’s transport ship was attacked by the Japanese and he, along with his comrades, became prisoners of war for over 3 years on the infamous Burma Death Railway.

Now, aged 101 Len is taking on a new challenge.

A celebration of Len’s extraordinary life will put the spotlight on the charity close to his heart – Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care – as it extends free transport for cancer patients nationwide.

The aim is to be operating in hospitals in Aberdeen, Londonderry, Cardiff and London in 2022 – and Len is helping appeal for volunteers and to step forward to help.

The Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care charity offers transport services to outpatients, free of charge, to and from hospital who are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy cancer treatment. Each vehicle is staffed by a trained volunteer driver and a companion to care for the mobility of the patient during the journey, pre and post treatment.

The very first ambulance is named after Len and called Len "Guitar" Gibson, and adopted by Hasting Hill Academy school where Len used to teach music and became Deputy Headmaster.

Can you help Len take Daft as a brush Nationwide? We’re helping cancer patients all over the country on their journey to recovery.

Thank you.

Brian Burnie - Founder & Trustee

Len Gibson

2,595.95

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Nov 18, 2021

Leanne lynch

500. 00 Raised for my partner funeral. With out this service my partner wouldn?t of getting to his hospital appointments

500.00

Nov 03, 2021

Graham h

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 14, 2021

Ali Mannall

In memory of our next door neighbour as we grew up, a gentleman, friend and respected member of the community.

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 23, 2021

Deborah Apps - Canada

In memory of my Uncle Len. A gentle-man, scholar, musician, writer, educator, and a dedicated family man. We will miss him! Thanks to Daft as a Brush for their support in publishing A Wearside Lad in World War II.

150.00

Aug 12, 2021

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Aug 10, 2021

Simon Horsley-Gubbins

I just read Len Gibson?s obituary in the Telegraph. He was obviously an amazing man so tough and determined to survive all those years working on the death Railway in Burma he is one of the last of the war time generation that contributed so much.

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 06, 2021

Glynis Lucas

Thank you for the wonderful care and support, taking my Daughter Tanya to Radiotherapy treatments.


Aug 06, 2021

Anonymous

Thank you for all you do.

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 28, 2021

Mrs Yvonne Dawkins

In memory of Ernie Scott a lovely friend sadly passed away

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 25, 2021

Marjorie E

Thank you for the wonderful service you provide

250.00
(plus 62.50 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

2,595.95

Total plus Gift Aid 2,998.20

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