AIM Christmas Party Dec 16

The AIM party went off with a Christmas cracker bang and was attended by 25 adults and 21 children!

With attendees coming from as far as Huntingdon, Colchester and Hertfordshire and as locally as Plumstead and Thamesmead to attend the festive gathering in Wensley Close Eltham, it showed the strength and feeling of family that AIM has become known for.

Autistic adults and parents of spectrum children were able to chat easily while the children made good use of the well equipped outdoor area.

Seeing everyone coming together, some only having known each other through our  Facebook group and watching the children playing together was a lovely experience.

Some had already met at the groups we run weekly and it helped comfort the children as they could see familiar faces and play with the friends they had made in such a great setting.

We had a good sized room with access to the outdoor area and a soothing sensory room to regulate in, we would like to say thank you to Joby Briggs and the staff of Wensley Close.

The children were also delighted to have had a present each of a toy and a chocolate selection pack thanks to the donations of the local community and to The Works store in Woolwich, and everyone happily tucked into the sweet treats donated by the bag full from Gregg’s the bakery

Many thanks to children’s entertainer StoryFace who came and gave her time freely to do the children glitter tattoos and some truly brilliant balloon creations, and thank you to Sainsbury’s for their donation of a £25 gift card that we spent on a nice spread of sweet and savouries to fill the table.

The raffle raised £20 with prizes of an hour sensory room hire donated from Under 1 Roof and a meal for two with soft drinks donated by Frankie & Benny’s.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers Sharon Raven and Annie Bennett for their time and generosity.

Roll on the next one!

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