In recent years, the AIM Awards Dinner has held a Charity Collection, principally for the benefit of child-focused charities. To all those who have made donations, thank you so much for your generosity – the charities concerned are all extremely grateful.

2018 Charity collection  

We are delighted to announce that a total of £13,615 was raised at the AIM Awards 2018 which was shared equally between its supported charities, BCCS and WellChild.

Supported charities 

The charities supported in 2018 were:


One in every ten children has a diagnosable mental health disorder – that’s probably three in every classroom. A recent survey conducted also found 22% of girls and 9% of boys were self-harming.

These frightening statistics demonstrate just how important it is to look after children’s mental health. bccs is a children’s charity covering East London and Essex, with the primary focus of providing counselling for children and young adults whose wellbeing, mental or emotional health could be at risk. From bereavement to bullying, anxiety or abuse, bccs is there to provide early intervention.

bccs does not receive any national or local statutory funding of any kind; therefore it fully relies on raising funds with the unstinting help of supporters, benefactors and charity collections, such as tonight’s.

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There are thousands of children and young people in the UK living with a long‑term or complex health condition. WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for all these children and their families, wherever they are and whenever they need it.

WellChild’s vision is for all seriously ill children and young people in the UK to have the best quality of care whatever their diagnosis, situation or location. It works toward achieving this vision by providing practical and emotional support to seriously ill children, young people and their families.

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