We’ve had to put our BAPS away for another year but if you missed all the action last week, we’re bringing you the best bits. Which was pretty much all of it.

If you’re new around here, the BAPS (Bloody Awesome Parents) Awards are the only blogging awards dedicated to recognising the parents and carers of children with additional needs.

Whether they have a blog that looks on the funny side of life, spend all their time campaigning for change or just offer support to others, these parents and carers deserve to be celebrated. So last week, we spent the evening doing exactly that.

Hosted by the gent that is Gethin Jones, there was plenty of booze, much laughter and a few tears as our nominees and winners swapped stories and achieved their goal of spreading wider awareness of the SEND community. Keep reading to see the unofficial photos from the night (always the best ones) and to check out the winners’ page and read all about them, just click here.

A beautiful setting, inside and out – this year complete with goody bags

Turns out people like goody bags

People really like goody bags…

We asked you to tweet the night to spread the love, and you obliged #sharingiscaring


Everyone seemed to love this years host, Gethin Jones. Seemed like he was enjoying himself too!

He was a hit all round

With our winners, finalists and… their parents?!

Our winners

Posted by Born at the Right Time on Friday, 18 May 2018

Winning 🍾Most supportive blogger, I’ll take that 😁Thank you so much to everybody who voted, it really means so much…

Posted by Stories About Autism on Thursday, 17 May 2018

We also had surprise award for 2 special ladies to celebrate all they’ve accomplished this year. A Bringing us Together Special Recognition Award….

Our lovely winners and finalists (fab picture from Family Fund)

We totally agree with Glow Rox. ‘You are all amazing’ pretty much sums it up! And seeing everyone all dolled up, enjoying themselves, making connections and celebrating was a massive win for all

Coventry Trends screenshot - BAPSAwards no.1!

And once more for luck as this pic really is too good to only include once!

We hope that our BAPS Awards will get bigger and better each year so if you like what you’ve seen, we would love you to get involved next year. Sign up to hear about key dates for 2019.

If you visit My Family, Our Needs regularly, chances are you’ll stumble across a future nominee or winner during the next year thanks to our Real Life section where we bring you the everyday stories of some extraordinary people.