Neurological Foundation - Chair of Neurosurgery

Neuro cash drive tops $2.3 million

June 2012

The Chair in Neurosurgery campaign has reached its next milestone, hitting $2.3 million yesterday.

The actual amount raised since January is now $2,303,430.50.

Campaign manager Irene Mosley said last month's Southland launch with a public education session at the Civic Theatre by South Island Neurosurgical Services clinical director Martin MacFarlane, along with an envelope drop in The Southland Times last week, helped boost awareness of the campaign.

Until the start of May, donations in Southland had been about 4 per cent, Mrs Mosley said. This had now risen to 19 per cent.

"We have also seen an increase in community groups ... holding their own fundraisers to help us along," she said.

"We are ... confident with ongoing public support we can achieve our goal of $3m raised within this calendar year."