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BGH Foundation development director Jenn Barrett, centre, receives a cheque from Medigas Celebrity Classic to support the new Quinte Children's Treatment Centre. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Cassandra Bonn, co chair of the Help Them Play campaign, committee member Jack Miller, Colin Pine of Medigas and Matt Hamilton of Medigas.

Medigas makes major donation to children’s treatment centre



The Quinte Children's Treatment Centre at Belleville General Hospital has just gotten a major boost from one of the areas largest contributors to children's health.

The Medigas Celebrity Classic donated $75,000 to the treatment centre at a small event at the Medigas store on South Church Street Friday.

The Medigas Celebrity Classic has, for almost three decades, raised money to help area children facing physical and mental challenges.

"Giving our children an event playing field for plan and rehabilitaiton is a goal that Our Kids and the Medigas Celebrity Classic stand behind," stated Randy McFarland in a release. 

"Our purpose is and has always been to deliver on projects that serve an inclusive community."

The $300,000 dollar outdoor therapy playground is being built just outside the Quinte Health Care Children's Treatment Centre facilities at the front of BGH.

The facility will improve treatment for the more than 1,000 children with disabilities receiving care at the Centre and give children real-world experience in moving on a variety of surfaces.

The fundraising campaign to raise the money for the project is called the "Help Them Play" Campaign. Anyone interested in contributing should visit www.bghf.ca/playground.

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