Newsletters

Newsletter April 2019

I hope you have all had a Happy Easter.  We certainly did at AIMS.  Once again, we were very fortunate this year to have had Easter Eggs donated once again by the Spiritualist Church in Dawlish.  The children were over the moon with their chocolate treats and had...

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Newsletter January 2019

We have had a busy time since our last Newsletter.  The children had an amazing Christmas and were lucky enough to once again be visited by Santa who brought the children individual presents.  A huge thank you to the Dawlish Spiritualist Church for organising this for...

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Newsletter April 2018

I hope you have all had a Happy Easter.  We certainly did at AIMS.  We were very fortunate this year to have had Easter Eggs donated once again by the Spiritualist Church in Dawlish and also further eggs provided by J H Way, Dawlish.  The children were over the moon...

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Newsletter January 2018

Happy New Year everyone.  It is amazing how quickly last year flew by.  We were very busy. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Robin after 17 years.  We are lucky to have Linda Hayes who has joined us as a volunteer and Hannah has also joined us and both are a real...

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Newsletter August 2017

It is absolutely wonderful to see the group go from strength to strength and we continually welcome new families who seem to settle straight in.

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Newsletter April 2017

We continue to welcome new families and they seem to have settled straight into the group which is great. During February we were lucky enough to be invited by Funky Aardvark to display our photos and leaflets in their upstairs gallery. We have had some outings which...

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Newsletter January 2017

Happy New Year to all. Since our last Newsletter we have had many exciting activities take place.  We organised a trip to the cinema during November which proved to be a big hit with the children.  We were also lucky enough to be invited to the Santa Steam Train...

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Newsletter September 2016

Newsletter September 2016 We have been fortunate enough to take the children on several outings since our last Newsletter.  We had a wonderful day out at Dawlish Warren pond dipping and insect hunting followed by some time on the beach and a picnic lunch together. ...

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Newsletter April 2016

Newsletter April 2016 Unfortunately we have had to say goodbye to Gill Ashcroft.  We are extremely grateful for her help over the last year and hope that she will pop in and see us from time to time. On an even sadder note, Mandy has tendered her resignation and will...

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Newsletter September 2015

Newsletter September 2015 The summer seems to have flown by!  We have had another busy time at AIMS and continue to welcome new families. The summer garden party held at Whitstone Farm, Bovey Tracy on 28th June 2015 was a huge success.  We were lucky that the weather...

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Newsletter February 2015

The start of 2015 has proved to be another busy period at AIMS.  I am thoroughly enjoying my role as Co-Ordinator and have to say it is made all the easier by the wonderful staff and volunteers who have helped me over the last year.  I cannot believe I have now been...

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Newsletter December 2014

 Newsletter December 2014 I cannot believe we are at the end of 2014.  The year has flown by. We have been lucky to have Ben Ashfield, who has completed his Duke of Edinburgh Award and hope will stay with us to help out.  We are also lucky to have the support of Di...

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Newsletter September 2014

Well we have had another busy period since the last Newsletter in June 2014. During July Gill Whitehead from Scott Richards Solicitors successfully completed a gruelling 110km cycle ride in quite hilly conditions.  Gill managed to raise a whopping £850.00 for AIMS.  A...

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Newsletter June 2014

Newsletter June 2014 Well we have had another busy period since the last Newsletter in March 2014. During the beginning of April some of our children took part in the Dawlish Rotary Swimathon to raise money for AIMS.  The children worked really hard and managed to...

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Newsletter April 2014

Newsletter April 2014   We have had a brilliant year at Oaklands Park School.  However, this was tinged with great sadness at the sudden loss of Sandra.  Sandra was a huge part of AIMS and will be greatly missed by staff, volunteers, families and children.  Sandra was...

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Newsletter March 2014

We have had a brilliant year at Oaklands Park School.  However, this was tinged with great sadness at the sudden loss of Sandra.  Sandra was a huge part of AIMS and will be greatly missed by staff, volunteers, families and children.  Sandra was a brilliant organiser...

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Newsletter December 2012

We, at AIMS, have had a brilliant year in our new premises at Oaklands Park School. It was a year of celebration with the Jubilee, the Olympics and our 20th Birthday in September and we were delighted that so many of our supporters and past families came to share it...

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Newsletter May 2011

We have had some amazing weather and so have been able to do a lot of outdoor activities so long may that last. We did get to the Leisure Centre where we had individual lessons on the trampoline, played badminton and swam. Well done to all the children who came. Your...

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Newsletter February 2011

We hope everone has recovered from the various bugs circulating over Christmas and you are all recovered and ready for 2011. We have managed to get funding from Devon County Council for some days out and we are going to Dawlish Leisure Centre on the 12th March to do a...

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Newsletter December 2010

This newsletter is being posted in January but 2010 seems to have gone by so quickly!  That is what happens when you are having fun and surrounded by such a great bunch of people such as those at AIMS.  We had a great time on the Santa Train thanks to South Dartmoor...

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Newsletter October 2010

That’s summer over now. Although the weather wasn’t too good in August we did manage all our outdoor activities apart from the carnival in Dawlish. We had to call that off as the weather was very wet but no matter we have our costumes and may be able to bring them out...

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Newsletter July 2010

We have had a really busy time at AIMS. The weather has been brilliant and allowed a lot of outdoor play. Some of our families went on the DREAM-AWAY holidays in Exmouth and had a really good time and I gather there are still others who have joined the scheme. We have...

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Newsletter May 2010

We have had a busy time at the Bungalow. Our Morris Team now have costumes and I would like to thank Janet, Maggi, Dianna and Denise for helping to make them. They will look very colourful when we (hopefully) dance at the Triangle in Teignmouth on the 19th June in the...

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Newsletter April 2010

At last we have some good weather and Saturday group has enjoyed being out with our scooters, bikes etc. in the playground. We have two new families so welcome to Jane, William and Emily Lanigan, Karen and Louisa  Chase and Gran. Our teams did very well at the Rotary...

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