AIMS continues to flourish, despite the pandemic, which is a credit to the hard work and commitment of our tremendous staff and volunteers. We have adapted the way we work but think that the one outstanding thing to come out of this difficult period is the communication between the whole group. We have supported each other through some very difficult times. We are now working more efficiently than ever and are much more organised which makes us more economic. We have continued to welcome new families and the children seem to be making some lasting friendships. It is marvellous to see so much good come from so much hardship.
We have been pleased to appoint two new Junior Play-Leaders who both have their strengths and the children have really responded to both of them.
It has been wonderful to see the brilliant craft items the children have made and the yummy goodies they have cooked in the kitchen.
Throughout all this, we have been thrilled to keep receiving some very generous donations. The Warren Golf Club (Vets) awarded us with £645.00, Lucy Taylor managed to raise £600.00 by organising a run which she did through exams. Wanda and Peter Chislett have donated £400.00, Mrs Adams, whose grandson attends the group, has given us £200.00, a former volunteer has donated £100.00. We have also received £282.72 from Kingsteignton Swimming Club, £172.50 from the Dawlish Charity Bingo and £100.00 from Holcombe Gentleman’s Rugby Football Club. Mrs Thorne donated £75.00. We are very lucky to receive such donations as this has been an extremely difficult time for small charities such as ourselves.
We were fortunate enough to hold our first fund-raising event this year by way of our sponsored walk which took place in June. The children were amazing and we have managed to raise over £1,000.00.
It is really easy to support A.I.M.S. by making a monthly donation from as little as £5.00 per month – Please see our website www.aimfamilies.org.uk