Dunedin's Mercy Hospital has given $50,000 to the Chair in Neurosurgery appeal, which has now toppped $1.8 million.
South Otago is continuing to help raise $3 million for neurosurgery positions in the South with a creative fundraiser unveiled in Owaka on Friday night.
University of Otago psychology student Helen Tsui (left) chats to Parkinson's disease researcher Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie (far right), of the University of Otago's Brain Health Research Centre, while chair in neurosurgery fundraising project manager Irene Mosley and Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society field officer Don Benn look on.
Happy with a $12,000 donation from Dunedin Pharmacy Guild members to the Chair in Neurosurgery campaign are (from left) guild Otago division chairman and director of Unichem Gardens Pharmacy, Dunedin North Pharmacy and Unichem South City Pharmacy, Chin Loh, campaign chairman Brian McMahon and Roslyn Care Chemist director Andy Hou, as other guild members look on, in Dunedin yesterday.
Upper Clutha quilters will spend today and tomorrow making a quilt which will be raffled to raise funds for the neurosurgery campaign.
An Oamaru woman is urging people to give a portion of the extra day they work for leap year to the neurosurgery fundraising campaign.
Two Dunedin students, Matt Fuller (28, left) and Richard Aspinall (23) hit their stride in Princes St, Dunedin, this week, watched by Dr Jill McIlraith, clinical leader of Dunedin Sexual Health Clinic, and husband Dunedin neurologist Associate Prof Graeme Hammond-Tooke.
Public donations have helped the neurosurgery campaign reach its halfway goal, with more than $1.5 million raised.
The 82-year-old spearheading the neurosurgery fundraising effort was bemused when he was asked to take the role.
The South's business community is being urged to back the campaign to raise $3 million for neurosurgery.
Computer games to stimulate, monitor and aid the elderly will become more central to providing care as the population ages, Norway-based computer scientist Dr Simon McCallum says.
When her father's illness prompted an interest in neurology, Irene Mosley had no idea how important the medical field would be to her and those she loved.
It was during the 2010 neurosurgery campaign that Margaret Sykes started to think something was wrong with her right arm.
It is typical of low-key Dunedin that the work and good deeds of a 51-year-old medical teaching trust fly under the radar, Dunedin Basic Medical Science Trust chairman Richard Bunton says.
Fundraising for neuro-surgery is climbing, with $1,149,874 raised towards the $3 million total, project manager Irene Mosley says.
The Otago Community Trust has announced a $300,000 grant towards a Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery at the University of Otago.