Community support continues to deliver for the Southland Charity Hospital

27 November 2020
Community support continues to deliver for the Southland Charity Hospital

The Southland Charity Hospital has received overwhelming support this year from Southland and Otago businesses that continue to think outside the square and come up with wonderful ways to raise the funds required to begin the hospital build. So far, The Southland Charity Hospital has raised over $1.7 million dollars for the construction and operation of facilities at the former Clifton Tavern in South City. However, more funding is still needed for hospital equipment, construction, and services that will serve those in need in the Southland DHB, starting with Colonoscopy and dental care.

The newest fundraising initiative – just in time for the new year is a 2021 calendar featuring stunning landscape images from well-known photographer Dakota Brown. Many Southlanders will remember seeing Brown’s photos featured in the 2017 Invercargill City Council calendar which received an overwhelmingly positive response.  In partnership with Back9 Creative and Craig’s Design and Print, Brown, who is now working at Back9 Creative as Photographer and Videographer, saw this as an opportunity to produce a calendar that would support a cause that he and the (Back9) team are passionate about. These stunning calendars feature images from Invercargill, Bluff, Wanaka, Moeraki, and more. All profits from the sale of the calendars will go directly to The Southland Charity Hospital.

Southland Charity Hospital General manager, Helen Robinson said they were privileged to work so closely with Back9 Creative. “We have had Phil, Allison and the wider Back9 team supporting the hospital since the beginning and to have Dakota using his gorgeous photos to create this beautiful calendar is a real privilege.” (Helen) Robinson hoped that people would see this as not only something they could purchase for themselves but also a lovely gift to be sent to family and friends overseas. “The south is a beautiful place filled with amazing scenery, as well as kind and giving people. It will be lovely to be able to share a part of it with others around the world.”

The calendars cost $25 and can be purchased online at: and shipped anywhere in the country as well as internationally, or they can be picked up at Back9 Creative Studio at 107 Spey Street Invercargill on or after 14 December. 

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