Walk funds for neurosurgery chair
Proceeds from a "Brain Week Walk" on the Milford Track in March will contribute to the growing fund for the chair of neurosurgery in Dunedin, which also received a $300,000 boost this week.
Fifty spaces for the Ultimate Hikes walk over the Milford Track will result in the $2000 price being matched by Ultimate Hikes as a donation to the $3 million campaign that kicked off on Friday night.
The walk leaves Queenstown on March 21.
Neurological Foundation Chair of Neurosurgery Campaign project manager Irene Mosley said the possibility of $100,000 coming from the walk was another welcome source of funding for the campaign, on top of the $300,000 from Otago Community Trust on Monday – the first major trust to support the campaign.
Ultimate Hikes spokesman Noel Saxon said the hiking company's commitment to the neurosurgery campaign was because of both its relevance to outdoor sport and the involvement of the company's owner, John Davies, who is on the fundraising committee for the campaign.