Sertomas donate $28k to treatment centre

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Before a tour of the facility, Sertoma Foundation of Canada members presented a cheque for $28,000 to the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent. From left is Bev Rilett, Sertoma Foundation director; Carrie Myers, early literacy specialist; Tina Jamieson, speech pathologist; Tammy Craeymeersch, Sertoma Foundation president; Cathy Smith, Sertoma treasurer; and Barb Rilett, Sertoma director.
Before a tour of the facility, Sertoma Foundation of Canada members presented a cheque for $28,000 to the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent. From left is Bev Rilett, Sertoma Foundation director; Carrie Myers, early literacy specialist; Tina Jamieson, speech pathologist; Tammy Craeymeersch, Sertoma Foundation president; Cathy Smith, Sertoma treasurer; and Barb Rilett, Sertoma director.

The Sertoma Foundation of Canada (SFC) pumped up the volume to the tune of $28,000 for enhancements to the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent audiology and speech and language therapy programs Thursday.

The SFC is the charitable arm of Sertoma and LaSertoma Clubs operating in Thamesville and Chatham, a group that has donated just shy of $70,000 to the Children’s Treatment Centre since 2012.

Sandra DeKok, service manager and audiologist, and Amelia Morrison, service manager and senior speech/language pathologist, thanked the Sertoma Foundation for its donation, and said the funds will allow the centre to reach a lot of children across the municipality with enhanced outreach programs for hearing assessments, and early literacy and language development, as well as in centre services and equipment for children and adults.

According to Sertoma Foundation President Tammy Craeymeersch, the group also have been told there is a small fund available to help needy families with the costs of services and/or equipment for speech and language pathology.

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