The Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent has announced a $70,000 gift from the Lally Auto Group to support the Butterfly Building Campaign. The Lally Auto Group’s four Chatham locations include Victory Ford, Chatham Chrysler, Lally Kia, and Chatham Mazda.
The demand for specialized therapy for children and youth with special needs is growing in Chatham-Kent, with one in nine CK children accessing the CTC-CK for physiotherapy, speech therapy, audiology, adapted recreation, music therapy, social work, occupational therapy, autism services, and respite. The Butterfly Building Campaign will support building a larger, state-of-the-art facility that will better accommodate the growing caseload.
“The Lally Group have always been very generous supporters of Chatham-Kent. The Children’s Treatment Centre is thrilled to be working with the Lally family, and the staff of all 4 of their dealerships,” says Mike Grail, Chair for the CTC Foundation Board.
Lally Auto Group’s donation has been from a combined effort from the four dealerships and their involvement and dedication to the CTC-CK’s main fundraising events: Festival of Giving, Over the Edge and Festival of Golf.
“We are incredibly proud to be able to support and sponsor the CTC-CK. The work that they do for children in our community is truly special and important” says Adam Lally, Operations Manager. “We were inspired by how much the people of Chatham-Kent have gotten behind their three great events; we are lucky to be a part of this great community.”
The CTC-CK is the only organization in Chatham-Kent with nearly 70 years of experience providing specialized, quality therapy to children and youth with special needs in our community. Collaboration from businesses such as the Lally Auto Group help ensure that the CTC-CK can continue helping Chatham-Kent children and youth participate in life to the fullest.
Photo: Mike Hogue from Chatham Chrysler; Scott Aarssen from Chatham Mazda; Adam Lally from Lally Auto Group, Mike Weber from Lally KIA; and Steve Desjardins from Victory Ford present cheque to Mike Grail, Foundation Chair.