(CHATHAM, ONTARIO) – A fundraiser by the Canniff family for the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent’s earlier this month raised $16,000 towards the Butterfly Building Campaign. The proceeds from the near full-house Simply Queen tribute concert on April 27 at the Capitol Theatre will help build a larger, more accessible facility to better accommodate the growing caseload.
The band Simply Queen performed all of the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, to a crowd that was on their feet for most of the show. Foundation Director, Greg Hetherington along with Carson Grail opened the show with a Q&A about the band Queen.
Due to the growing demand for specialized therapy for children with special needs in Chatham-Kent, the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent (CTC-CK) is building a larger, more accessible facility to better accommodate the growing caseload. The Butterfly Building Campaign will build a new 50,000 sq. ft. facility on McNaughton Ave. in Chatham. Since building the current facility 34 years ago, the CTC-CK has grown from serving 224 in 1984 to now serving 3,200 children and youth in 2019- that’s over a 1000% increase in caseload. By 2020, the CTC-CK will serve 4,500 clients- which is 1 in 5 Chatham-Kent children.
The Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent works to raise community awareness and funds for the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent, which provides quality care to children in our community who have physical, developmental or communication challenges.