Neurological Foundation - Chair of Neurosurgery

Coffee drinkers support Neurosurgery

April 2012

coffee drinkers support fundraiser

Gold coin donation helps neurosurgery fund


Peter Thompson
PAINLESS: CRT Invercargill branch manager Peter Thompson with its coffee machine. The money people pay for their coffees goes to the Chair of Neurosurgery appeal.
CRT Invercargill has given $260 in coffee change to the Chair of Neurosurgery campaign.

The business is the third in Invercargill to donate money to the fund, which reached $2,100,826.12 yesterday, following the sale of the Mitre 10 Mega charity house, marketed by Harcourts in Dunedin on Saturday.

The fundraising goal is $3 million.

Yesterday, CRT branch manager Peter Thompson said the bucket beside the coffee machine was regularly used to support community fundraisers.

Every time an employee had a coffee, they would drop a gold coin in the bucket, which then went to a charity of choice.

"The neurosurgery fund seemed timely," he said.

The business donation has added to the growing pool of funds to support the appointment of a professor for New Zealand's first academic neurosurgery unit, based at Otago University.

The campaign was launched in January.

Last week, Southern neurosurgery clinical director Martin MacFarlane said that about 50 per cent of the people seen in the Southern neurosurgery unit were from Southland.

Public donations can be made online at or at any National Bank or ANZ branch to the account Neurosurgery Campaign, account No 06-0287-0133301-05

By mail: Freepost 2064, Neurosurgery Campaign, PO Box 914, Dunedin, 9054

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