Money not medicine is the key focus for a group of University of Newcastle students this week as the annual MedSoc charity week gets into full swing.
Students from the University of Newcastle Medical Society (MedSoc) are taking part in a range of events to raise funds for the Nicholas Trust - a local charity committed to supporting paediatric palliative care services in the Hunter region.
The Nicholas Trust was established in 2006 in memory of Nicholas Butters who lost his battle with cancer aged 14. The Trust is committed to supporting terminally ill children in the final stages of their lives.
MedSoc Academic Convenor, and brother of Nicholas, Coen Butters said Society members were passionate about enhancing health services in the region.
"In the Hunter and New England regions up to 400 children under the age of 18 are suffering a life-limiting illness at any one time and each year as many as 50 sadly pass away," Mr Butters said.
"MedSoc is highly supportive of the Nicholas Trust and I appreciate the students' commitment to seeing the realisation of its goals.
"All funds raised this week will help in the establishment of paediatric palliative care services across the coastal and inland parts of the region."
Fundraising events are happening each day this week culminating in the MedSoc Black Tie Charity Ball on Friday 1 August at City Hall featuring comedian Mikey Robins.
A number of photo opportunities are available across the week.