AIMS seems to be going from strength to strength which is truly amazing considering the effect of the pandemic has taken on everybody. We continue to flourish and this is down to the hard work and commitment of our tremendous staff and volunteers. We have had to adapt but this has only strengthened us as a group and it is wonderful that we are able to continue to offer much needed support to so many families. We continue to receive new referrals weekly and we have a lot of children with very complex needs and the love and support shown each week is lovely to see.
We now have our own “Aims Family Tree” whereby the children put up a picture of themselves at the beginning of the session. The response to this was really positive and the children loved the idea.
We are glad to have had some amazing fundraising events such as the Cakes on the Lawn, the BBQ, Leek Show and annual Conkers Championships. After such a terrible year or so, it was fantastic to actually celebrate and re-start such fundraising events. Holcombe Residents Association donated £175.00, St. Michael’s Lodge donated £250.00, Cakes on the Lawn made £590.25, the BBQ raised over £3,000.00, the Leek Show raised £687.57 and the annual Conkers Championships raised £475.00 which is incredible. The Picture Lady in Teignmouth donated £40.00 which she raised by offering special photo sessions.
The children were able to enjoy a visit to A Touch of the Wild that was postponed because of the pandemic and we all had a fantastic day out despite the weather.
We were able to take the children on a beach day and spent the morning crabbing which everyone really enjoyed.
The children really do love spending time outside and it was fantastic that we had some beautiful weather over the summer holidays.
All of this has been possible because of all of our loyal supporters and our staff and volunteers who go over and above each and every week.