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Donations to the southern neurosurgery campaign can now be made through the SBS Bank.
The bank has also committed to giving $10,000 a year for the next three years to the campaign's endowment fund this week.
SBS Dunedin branch manager Matt Isbister said the bank was on board because of immediate health benefits to the community and because it would bring students from around the world to the south to study with leading neurosurgeons.
The south's Chair of Neurosurgery campaign had an average of $4000 coming in daily in August.
More than $16,000 was raised for the Dunedin neurosurgery campaign in Arrowtown on Saturday night, making it the largest fundraiser for the cause in the Queenstown area.
Chair of neurosurgery campaign project manager Irene Mosley said the sold-out Brains and Brawn night, which included a dinner, an auction and rugby on a cinema screen, "exceeded all expectations".
Mark Wilson, of Queenstown, said he "benefited greatly" from the brain surgery he had in Dunedin in 2009 and on Saturday night he put his fingers behind the fundraiser to help others.