Child Development Service receives donation to build playground

Thursday 12 February 2015Media release2 minutes to read

The Canterbury District Health Board Child Development Service has received a generous donation to go towards building a playground at its new premises Montreal House.

The Warehouse stores in Christchurch, Rangiora, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth along with generous support from their customers, raised a fantastic $41,265 for Canterbury District Health Board's Child Development Service.

From October 1-28, team members from the 12 stores raised money through an add-a-dollar campaign where they asked customers at the checkout whether they would like to add a dollar to their total purchase.

Kay Boone, Clinical Manager from the Child Development Service, says the Child Development Service was hugely grateful for the donation.

“We will use this money to provide a child friendly playground for children with disabilities to use while attending a clinic at Montreal House,” Kay says.

“The playground completes our new premises and will make a huge difference to the experience the children who come here have.”

The Child Development Service provides a range of therapies for children aged from infants to 16 years old, who have delays in their development or disabilities. The service is currently based at Burwood Hospital but is relocating to Montreal House on the corner of Montreal Street and Bealey Ave as part of the facilities redevelopment plans within the Canterbury DHB.

Derek Cotton, The Warehouse Regional Manager, says it was a great pleasure raising money for such a worthy cause and The Warehouse team was delighted to present the donation to formally recognise the outstanding work the service does in the local community.

“We are thrilled to support Child Health Canterbury to help build a disability friendly playground for children to use while attending clinics at Montreal House,” Derek says.​

“We are grateful for the crucial work they do in our community. Through their work they touch so many lives and we hope this money will help to make a difference to the lives of families and children in our local community.”



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