Chatham-Kent firefighters donated more that $20,000 in 2018

CKPFFA members Dennis Caloura, Neil Craven & Mike Myers present Chatham-Kent Children’s Services Dawn Balan with a cheque to support their No Child Without a Christmas campaign.  The rest of the money raised during the holiday season in 2018 was donated to the local Salvation Army. Image released by CKPFFA

Every year the Chatham-Kent Professional Firefighters Association members participate in a number of charitable events.  The CKPFFA raised more than $20,000 in 2018.

“We want to support our community anyway we can,” explains CKPFFA President Neil Woods.  “From sponsoring sports teams, to supporting breast cancer awareness, to helping families in need at Christmas – we just want to give back.”

Members spent 2018 engaging in a variety events, fundraising campaigns, and sponsorships. The association funds hockey, soccer, and baseball teams in both Chatham and Wallaceburg.  

CKPFFA members Tyler Hartsell, Derek Buchanan, Jon Benoit, Mike Gifford, James Lambombard & PJ Laprise promoting the first Breast Cancer Awareness run as part of the annual campaign. Image released by CKPFFA

“One of our largest events is the golf tournament in May,” says Woods, “Not only is it supported by our membership, we also receive numerous donations from local businesses.”

The CKPFFA Golf Tournament raised $14 000, which was split between CK Hospice and Muscular Dystrophy Canada – Chatham-Kent.

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