Concert raises $16K for treatment centre

May 16 • Arts, Feature StoryNo Comments on Concert raises $16K for treatment centre

Simply Queen performs at the Chatham Capitol Theatre. The April 27 concert raised $16,000 towards the construction of a new Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent.

A fundraiser by the Canniff family for the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent raised $16,000 towards the Butterfly Building Campaign.

The proceeds from the 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 Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent (CTC-CK) patron 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 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 Avenue 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 1,000-per-cent increase in caseload.

By 2020, the CTC-CK will serve 4,500 clients – which is one in five Chatham-Kent children.

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