Celebrity Treasure Island competitor wins $10,000 for Middlemore Foundation

The Middlemore Foundation says it’s delighted to receive a $10,000 gift via a key supporter, which will make a huge difference to their mahi.

Comedian Courtney Dawson (Ngāti Kurī, Waikato-Tainui) has been competing in this season of Celebrity Treasure Island in support of the Middlemore Foundation and got through to the final which aired on TVNZ 2 [Wednesday October 25th].

She won two Charity Challenges which has netted $10,000 for the Foundation, although sadly she didn’t win the $100,000 first prize.  

Courtney remarks: "As a born and raised South Aucklander I've chosen to support the Middlemore Foundation and the incredible work they do in our community. They provide hands-on support through a range of community programmes and scholarships for rangatahi wanting to pursue careers in medicine".

Margi Mellsop of the Middlemore Foundation says:

“We are absolutely stoked that Courtney chose our Foundation as her charity for Celebrity Treasure Island – and that she is doing so well – having already raised $10,000 for our work and making it into the final three”.

Courtney shared with Treasure Island viewers that she is a proud South Aucklander who was born at Middlemore Hospital, whose son was born at Middlemore, and her nan was a nurse here for 30 years.

“So, I'm really happy to be able to support Middlemore and the work they do." 

The Middlemore Foundation says Courtney is “an awesome, funny woman and we are thrilled by her gesture.”

Courtney dropped into the playroom at Kidz First last week to say hello. Staff and patients had a delightful time with her.


 [Picture: Courtney Visiting grateful Kidz First nurses] 

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