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Raising funds for brain cancer research

The Ward 7D Neurosurgery team has raised over $6000 for brain cancer research, which they have donated to the Mark Hughes Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising funds for brain cancer research.

“We were really proud of raising that amount in the end,” said Harriet Brazill, a clinical nurse consultant on the ward. 

The team put on a stall in the RNSH foyer selling Mark Hughes Foundation beanies and baked goods supplied by 7D nursing and allied health staff.  The stall was run by volunteers Michelle and Denise, who gave up a whole day and made it a huge success, raising nearly $2400.

A ward 7D team known as the ‘Notorious North Shore Neuro Nurses’ also went in the City to Surf and raised over $3700.

Mark Hughes, a former rugby league player, and his wife Kirralee set up the foundation in his name in 2014. 

Harriet says the ward was inspired to donate more money to brain cancer research to help the prognosis of patients.

As a team, we’re dealing with it on a daily basis and it’s something that a lot of our team are quite passionate about
Harriet, clinical nurse consultant

The clinical nurse consultant says the neurosurgery team are keen to do more this year.

“We do it for fundraising, health promotion and team bonding as well.”

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