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Newsletter No 57

Parent/Carers Newsletter No. 57

The CHIPS Glitterball Gala Dinner on the 7th of October raised an absolutely stunning £5,500! Thank you so much to everyone who supported the event and to Karen, Hazel, Marie, Ginny, Sam and Sarah for all their extremely hard work organising the entire glamorous event. Thanks also, to everyone who made it happen on the day and transformed the Drill Hall in Ware and to Carol  Deacon for the fabulous cake below.

                                                       

 

CHIPS AGM

 

Congratulations to our Volunteer winners

 

Hoddesdon – Alice Gifford

Cheshunt – Anthony McGrath

Ware – Liv Ware

Hertford – Safiyat Jibril

Bishops Stortford – Marianne Palmer

Cookery club – Anya Daar

 

Well done to Safiyat Jibril who was our overall volunteer of the year and won the Jenni Pyer award.

 

GlaxoSmithKline were given the Business Support Award and Wodson Park Sports Centre the Community Support Award.

 

Congratulations to Ros Day, Hoddesdon parent for winning a £25 Argos voucher for completing her summer feedback form.

Last chance to nominate the Co-op for CHIPS!

There is still over £1000 that hasn’t been allocated to a particular charity.  If you are a Co-op member you can support CHIPS immediately at www.coop.co.uk/membership and select CHIPS as your cause.  To become a member visit the website https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/4834  and sign up.  As a member you will get 5% off Co-op branded purchases – so sign up and support CHIPS – last few weeks remaining.

 

Staff Vacancies

Playleader for the Cheshunt Playscheme

If you know of anyone who would like to apply for the position of Leader, please direct them to our website which has further details. www.chipsplay.org

 

Forthcoming Events:

Xmas fair 2017 flyer (FINAL)

Saturday 18th November – Made at Home 4th Christmas Fair – 10.30am to 5pm 

At Billingscroft, 2 Farquhar Street, Bengeo, Hertford SG14 3BP

Includes seasonal floristry, bespoke cushions, children’s gifts, Spanish shoes and scarves and much more. Mulled wine, tea, coffee and cakes to eat or take away will be provided by CHIPS.  If you can donate or spare some time to help serve the drinks and wash up, please let Gill know on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org

 

Friday 24th November  – Hertford Christmas Gala – CHIPS Bottle Tombola.

We still need bottles of coke, lemonade, water, beer, lager, wine and anything else you can think of.  We will take bottles of other items such as bubble bath and maple syrup too!  Please look to see what you can spare and take it to the scheme or contact the office on 01992 534664

 

Festive Afternoon  – Friday 8th December between 12 noon and 5.30pm

With traditional afternoon tea, homemade bread and soup.  £10 per person, £5 per child

Christmas wreaths and gifts available to buy. Raffle and Guess the weight of the pudding.

149 Ware Road, Hertford SG13 7EG.  Book in advance with Gill – email gill@chipsplay.org 

Festive Afternoon final A4 poster

Wanted 

Jars of mincemeat for our Mince pies at the Christmas fair and packets of white marzipan for our Christmas cakes. Needed by Wednesday 1st November.  Please contact Gill if you can help on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org

 

Thank you to Ware parents Mr & Mrs Cooper for the under desk filing cabinets for the office.  They are great and in use already

 

Parents Information

Share your views ! 6 November 2017 – event for parents/carers of children with special needs

If you have a child or young person using Hertfordshire’s service for special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), you are invited to our “You said, we did” parent conference.

 

6 November 2017, at Mill Green Golf Club, The Salisbury Suite, Gypsy Lane,

            Welwyn Garden City,  AL7 4TY         09:30am – 2.00pm

Coffee from 9.30 and light lunch provided at 12.50pm

Places are still available and must be booked in advance via the link below or by text 07840 360245 http://www.hertsparentcarers.org.uk/events/

Your place will be confirmed by email or text within seven days.  Booking queries can be mailed to: chair@hertsparentcarers.org.uk or telephone/text  07840 360245.

See more information at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/localoffer

 

The Hang Out is open for Christmas for older children

Monday 18th Dec to Fri 22nd Dec

Weds 27th Dec to Fri 29th Dec

10am to 3pm.  Lunch, drinks and snacks provided

£65.00 per day.

A range of Christmas activities, arts and crafts, games, films and much more. Call or email the Hang Out to secure your booking.

thehangout_activitiesandevents@yahoo.com  or call 07468 564962

Also open 3pm to 9pm throughout the Christmas period.

 

We Do Care Halloween Party!

Thursday 26th October      £15 for 18+

Fairway Tavern, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2ED

Great DJ, bar and buffet

Prizes for the best Halloween costumes

Booking essential  – Call Paula on 07542 186803 or Carolyn on 07763 120438

 

 

SEN Halloween Disco, Friday 27 October, 7-9pm at Havers Community Centre, 1 Knights Row, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 3GR

Open to everyone, whether Grove Cottage members or not!

Tickets £5 – carers free

Awards for the Best Dressed, Snacks and refreshments available to purchase

To buy your ticket please email: sue@mencapgrovecottage.org

 

FLYERZ Hockey is for anyone with any disability, of any level or experience aged 6+

Training – Saturdays 8.45am at Simon Balle School, Hertford SG13 8AJ

Session are run by qualified DBS checked coaches and volunteers.

 

You can come every week or just once in a while. Whatever suits you.   Contact juleshawkins2001@ntlworld.com

 

FA England Disability Talent Day

 

Throughout the October Half Term Paradise Park will be in the Halloween spirit, with Animal Spooktacular Shows, the Wolves Woodland Walk, FREE Pumpkin carving sessions, on stage performances, a special Halloween hunt and FREE Wolf Masks for children.

 

 

Saturday 11th November from 10am to 1pm at the University of Hertfordshire.

For individuals that have Cerebral Palsy, Deaf (male and female) and Partially Sighted.

To book contact Ben Simms, Disability Community Coach on 07717 896185 or email ben.simms@watfordfc.com

 

 

Zambo Dance Nights – monthly dance nights for people with additional needs, £5.00 entry and support staff free.  7.30-9.30pm – contact emma.saysell@ntlworld.com for further information.

 

CHIPS Activity Clubs for 12-19 year olds  – Autumn term

 

Would your teenager be interested in attending any of our special activity clubs?

 

Climbing Club, Harlow

Sundays 12.30-2.30pm –  5th November, 19th November.

Age range has now been lowered to 10 years old.

 

Cookery Club, Ware

Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm – 2nd, 16th and 30th November (Cost includes all ingredients)

Computer Club, Hertford

Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm –  7th November, 21st November and 5th December. 

 

Please contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a place.  Cost is £4.00 per session or £24.00 a term.  Places for all clubs must be reserved in advance.

If your Teenager would like to volunteer at the clubs please contact the office for details.

 

Hoddesdon Model Railway Club, Broxbourne Meadows, Mill Lane, Broxbourne EN10 7AX

Saturdays 10.00-11.30am – 25th November, 16th December.   The club is specifically for children aged 14+ but if your child is younger contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664  to discuss or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a space.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and places must be booked in advance.

 

Regular fundraising

Our 5p total is now up to £2,725.69 – many thanks to everyone who has been collecting their 5ps – keep up the good work!!

 

If you an early bird with Christmas or are getting a few bargains in the sales?  CHIPS gets 50p and a percentage of your purchases if you use the link below – please sign up now.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/1XBZT2/XBLSX5/

 

CHIPS On eBay!

You can now support CHIPS by selling your unwanted items on eBay! You can donate anything from 10-100% of the sale price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/?np_id=2377414 or the you can search for us here: http://charity.ebay.co.uk/. It’s a great way to declutter and sell unwanted items, and support CHIPS too!

 

 

The Giving Machine (online commission to charities from over 1500 retailers), please share with friends and family to support CHIPS!  Please sign up it’s very quick and easy.  This is our link:

https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/chips-playschemes/    This is the shop and give app link:https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/

 

You can also donate to CHIPS by text.  Just Text ‘CHIP21 £5’ to 70070 to donate to CHIPS and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.  You can then replace the £5 for £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to donate accordingly.

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CHIPS visit Lee Valley and Celtic Harmony thanks to Tesco

This summer some of our CHIPS Summer Schemes were lucky enough to visit Lee Valley Park at Waltham Abbey for bug hunting, and the Celtic Harmony Camp for some brilliant fun outdoors, all thanks to the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, and those kind people who voted for us in Cheshunt!

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CHIPS Glitter Ball 2017 Total

CHIPS BALL UPDATE: VERY exciting news!

We’ve just heard that the CHIPS Ball on the 7th of October has raised an absolutely stunning £5,500! Thank you so much to everyone who supported the event and to Karen, Hazel, Marie, Ginny (not pictured), Sam and Sarah for organising the entire incredible glamorous event, and everyone who made it happen on the day at the Drill Hall Ware.

A picture of the Glitter Ball team

The Glitter Ball team minus Ginny!

 

Professional Ballroom dancers on the evening

Professional Ballroom dancers on the evening

The room of the ball

A busy Glitter Ball – looking fabulous!

 

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Newsletter no 56

Parent/Carers Newsletter No. 56

Voting ends on 31st October-  Make sure to ask for your blue token and vote for CHIPS

CHIPS has been selected as one of three charities to receive a donation from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme and voting will take place at the Hertford Tesco Store. To vote just make a purchase within the store of any value, and you will receive one blue token per transaction, and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag. Please spread the word to family and friends.

 

Reminder – CHIPS AGM  this Friday 13th October from 7.30pm at Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware. SG12 0UQ

To reserve your place, call the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org

The related documents are now available on the website.

Thank You

We would like to say a huge thank you to Hazel Smith for raising an impressive £2650+ for CHIPS. Hazel organised a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest Nordic Walking lesson, last Saturday 30th September.  The weather was fantastic and there was such a great atmosphere at Wodson Park.   224 people came along and completed the lesson which unfortunately wasn’t enough for a Guinness World Record.  Thank you to everyone that came and supported the event and helped on the day. If you couldn’t make it and want to donate, her page is open for a few more days. https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/chipsplay/nordicgwr

 

 

 

 

Hazel (parent Trustee) tirelessly organises events for CHIPS and is a fundraising record holder in our eyes!

 

A massive thank you

 

 

To Amy Nelson, parent from our Ware Scheme, for holding an extremely successful ‘Party with a purpose’. Despite a last minute change of venue the event raised a massive £4,500.

Thanks also to QRS who raised £385.28 by holding a tombola and other fundraising activities.

Thanks to Megan Matunge from NCS who raised £137.33 at Harlow’s Got Talent. 

 

Staff Vacancies

Playleader for the Cheshunt Playscheme

If you know of anyone who would like to apply for the position of Leader, please direct them to our website which has further details. www.chipsplay.org

 

Forthcoming Events:

 

Saturday 18th November – Quality Homemade Christmas Crafts – Hertford area 

more details coming soon

Friday 24th November  – Hertford Christmas Gala – CHIPS bottle tombola.

We are looking for any bottle donations and also for volunteers to help on the stall for a few hours between 3.30pm and 8.30pm.

Wanted

2 small under desk filing cabinets needed for the CHIPS office in Hertford 

If you are able to help please contact karen@chipsplay.org or call the office on 01992 534664.

 

 

Parents Information

SEN Halloween Disco, Friday 27 October, 7-9pm at Havers Community Centre, 1 Knights Row, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 3GR

 

 

Open to everyone, whether Grove Cottage members or not!

 

Tickets £5 – carers free

Awards for the Best Dressed, Snacks and refreshments available to purchase

To buy your ticket please email: sue@mencapgrovecottage.org

 

 

 

FLYERZ Hockey is for anyone with any disability, of any level or experience aged 6+

Training – Saturdays 8.45am at Simon Balle School, Hertford SG13 8AJ

Session are run by qualified DBS checked coaches and volunteers.

 

You can come every week or just once in a while. Whatever suits you.   Contact juleshawkins2001@ntlworld.com

 

 

Throughout the October Half Term Paradise Park will be in the Halloween spirit, with Animal Spooktacular Shows, the Wolves Woodland Walk, FREE Pumpkin carving sessions, on stage performances, a special Halloween hunt and FREE Wolf Masks for children.

15% OFF! 

Using the code HOWL15 – book before 15th October

 

FA England Disability Talent Day

Saturday 11th November from 10am to 1pm at the University of Hertfordshire.

For individuals that have Cerebral Palsy, Deaf (male and female) and Partially Sighted.

To book contact Ben Simms, Disability Community Coach on 07717 896185 or email ben.simms@watfordfc.com

 

Zambo Dance Nights – monthly dance nights for people with additional needs, £5.00 entry and support staff free.  7.30-9.30pm – contact emma.saysell@ntlworld.com for further information.

 

CHIPS Activity Clubs for 12-19 year olds  – Autumn term

 

 

Would your teenager be interested in attending any of our special activity clubs?

 

 

Climbing Club, Harlow

Sundays 12.30-2.30pm –  15nd October, 5th November, 19th November.

Age range has now been lowered to 10 years old.

 

Cookery Club, Ware

Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm –19th October, 2nd, 16th and 30th November (Cost includes all ingredients)

 

Computer Club, Hertford

Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm –  17th October, 7th November, 21st November and 5th December. 

Please contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a place.  Cost is £4.00 per session or £24.00 a term.  Places for all clubs must be reserved in advance.

If your Teenager would like to volunteer at the clubs please contact the office for details.

 

Hoddesdon Model Railway Club, Broxbourne Meadows, Mill Lane, Broxbourne EN10 7AX

Saturdays 10.00-11.30am – 21st October, 25th November, 16th December.   The club is specifically for children aged 14+ but if your child is younger contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664  to discuss or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a space.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and places must be booked in advance.

 

Regular fundraising

 

Our 5p total is

now up to £2,601.64 – many thanks to everyone who has been collecting their 5ps – keep up the good work!!

 

 

 

 

 

If you an early bird with Christmas or are getting a few bargains in the sales?  CHIPS gets 50p and a percentage of your purchases if you use the link below – please sign up now.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/1XBZT2/XBLSX5/

 

CHIPS On eBay!

You can now support CHIPS by selling your unwanted items on eBay! You can donate anything from 10-100% of the sale price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/?np_id=2377414 or the you can search for us here: http://charity.ebay.co.uk/. It’s a great way to declutter and sell unwanted items, and support CHIPS too!

 

The Giving Machine (online commission to charities from over 1500 retailers), please share with friends and family to support CHIPS!  Please sign up it’s very quick and easy.  This is our link:

https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/chips-playschemes/    This is the shop and give app link:https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/

 

You can also donate to CHIPS by text.  Just Text ‘CHIP21 £5’ to 70070 to donate to CHIPS and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.  You can then replace the £5 for £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to donate accordingly.

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Newsletter No. 53

 

 

 

 

CHIPS has been selected as one of three charities to receive a donation from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme and voting will take place at the Hertford Tesco Store. To vote just make a purchase within the store of any value, and you will receive one blue token per transaction, and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag.  Make sure to ask for your blue token and vote for CHIPS!  Please spread the word to family and friends – voting starts on 1st September until 31st October.

Parent Trustee

We are looking for new Parent Trustees, especially to represent the Ware scheme.  The Trustees meet 5 times a year in the evening.  If you would be interested in further details please contact Helen or Karen on 01992 534664 or email karen@chipsplay.org

 

CHIPS has been selected by the Co-op to be one of their charities to receive 1% of Co-op branded purchases for the next 6 months.  If you are a Co-op member you can support CHIPS immediately at www.coop.co.uk/membership and select CHIPS as your cause.  To become a member visit the website https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/4834  and sign up.  As a member you will get 5% off Co-op branded purchases – so sign up and support CHIPS today!

 

Wanted

 

For our Glitter Ball Gala Dinner we are having a sparkle tree to help raise much needed funds for CHIPS.  If anyone has any spare bottles of Champagne that they would like to donate, please contact Karen at the office on karen@chipsplay.org or 01992 534664.

 

We will also be producing an A5 programme for the tables at the Glitter Ball.  If you or anyone that you know would like to place an advertisement in the programme, please contact Karen at the office.  Cost will be £25.00 for a half page and £45.00 for a full page.

Forthcoming Events:

Party for a purpose – Friday 22nd September at 7.00pm – Seth Ward Community Centre, Buntingford SG9 9SG

 

CHIPS parent Amy is organising a fantastic night of live music, disco, with a raffle and bar in Buntingford to raise much needed funds for CHIPS.  Tickets are £15.00 each and will include a glass of fizz on arrival.  More information coming soon.

 

Saturday 7th October  – CHIPS Glitter Ball Gala Dinner – 7.00pm – Midnight

Ware Drill Hall, 17 Amwell End, Ware SG12 9HP.  Join us for a Strictly themed evening, to include a three course meal, live music (Adele tribute), professional ballroom dancers.  £55.00 per person, black tie dress code.  Contact karen@chipsplay.org or call the office 01992 534664. Last few tables left.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 30th September – 10am at Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware.

Largest Nordic Walking lesson ever – help our trustee Hazel Smith to break the Guinness world record.  Register to book your place with www.chipsplay.org.

 

 

Parents Information

Zambo Dance Nights – monthly dance nights for people with additional needs, £5.00 entry and support staff free.  7.30-9.30pm – contact emma.saysell@ntlworld.com for further information.

Hoddesdon Model & Railway Club – Modelling Extravaganza – Sunday 27th August – 10.00-4.00pm – The Old Mill, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, Herts EN10 7AZ – Adults £2.00, Children £1.00 – working model railway layouts, train rides for children, model boats in pool, sales stand, tombola, refreshments and radio controlled model trucks.  For more information please call 01920 426799. – www.hoddesdonmrc.org.uk

 

CHIPS Activity Clubs for 12-19 year olds  – new dates for the Autumn term

 

Would your teenager be interested in attending any of our special activity clubs?

Climbing Club, Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex CM20 2QS –

Sundays 12.30-2.30pm –  10th September, 24th September, 8th October, 22nd October, 5th November, 19th November.

Age range has now been lowered to 10 years old.

Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm – 21st September, 5th October, 19th October, 16th November and 30th November (Cost includes all ingredients)

 

Computer Club, Selections Children’s Centre, Hertford SG14 2DG

Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm –  19th September, 26th September, 17th October, 7th November, 21st November and 5th December. 

Please contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a place.  Cost is £4.00 per session or £24.00 a term.  Places for all clubs must be reserved in advance.

 

Hoddesdon Model Railway Club, Broxbourne Meadows, Mill Lane, Broxbourne EN10 7AX

Saturdays 10.00-11.30am – 23rd September, 21st October, 25th November.  The club is specifically for children aged 14+ but if your child is younger but would still be interested please contact the office to discuss.  Contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a space.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and places must be booked in advance.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

Hoddesdon parents Michelle and Katie have set up a Crowdfunding page on JustGiving  please visit and donate if you can to help them reach their £1,000 target – www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/michelle-crowson1

Thank you to Matt Cooper and Jackie Cole for manning the CHIPS stall at the Hertford Town Play Day recently.  The weather wasn’t kind, but the children enjoyed colouring in frizbees, and playing the luck lolly game!  Total raised on the day was £194.80.

Thanks to the Corn Exchange for collecting £87.06 at the recent Rock at the Castle Aftershow Party.

Our 5p total is now up to £2,601.64 – many thanks to everyone who has been collecting their 5ps – keep up the good work!!

Going away this summer or getting a few bargains in the sales?  CHIPS gets 50p and a percentage of your purchases if you use the link below – please sign up now.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/1XBZT2/XBLSX5/

CHIPS On eBay!

You can now support CHIPS by selling your unwanted items on eBay! You can donate anything from 10-100% of the sale price. 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/?np_id=2377414 or the you can search for us here: http://charity.ebay.co.uk/. It’s a great way to declutter and sell unwanted items, and support CHIPS too!

 

 

The Giving Machine (online commission to charities from over 1500 retailers), please share with friends and family to support CHIPS!  Please sign up it’s very quick and easy.  This is our link:

https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/chips-playschemes/    This is the shop and give app link:https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/

 

You can also donate to CHIPS by text.  Just Text ‘CHIP21 £5’ to 70070 to donate to CHIPS and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.  You can then replace the £5 for £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to donate accordingly.

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Newsletter No. 52

Parent/Carers Newsletter No. 52

Parent Feedback Forms

Don’t forget to complete your Parent Feedback form, these forms are important to CHIPS as they provide us with very useful information.  Feedback form are also available to complete online.  Thank you for your help!

Parent Trustee

We are looking for new Parent Trustees, especially to represent the Ware scheme.  The Trustees meet 5 times a year in the evening.  If you would be interested in further details please contact Helen or Karen on 01992 534664 or email karen@chipsplay.org

 

CHIPS has been selected by the Co-op to be one of their charities to receive 1% of Co-op branded purchases for the next 6 months.  If you are a Co-op member you can support CHIPS immediately at www.coop.co.uk/membership and select CHIPS as your cause.  To become a member visit the website https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/4834  and sign up.  As a member you will get 5% off Co-op branded purchases – so sign up and support CHIPS today!

 

Wanted

For our Glitter Ball Gala Dinner we are having a sparkle tree to help raise much needed funds for CHIPS.  If anyone has any spare bottles of Champagne that they would like to donate, please contact Karen at the office on karen@chipsplay.org .

We will also be producing an A5 programme for the tables at the Glitter Ball.  If you or anyone that you know would like to place an advertisement in the programme, please contact Karen at the office.  Cost will be £25.00 for a half page and £50.00 for a full page.

Forthcoming Events:

Saturday 7th October  – CHIPS Glitter Ball Gala Dinner – 7.00pm – Midnight

Ware Drill Hall, 17 Amwell End, Ware SG12 9HP.  Join us for a Strictly themed evening, to include a three course meal, live music (Adele tribute), professional ballroom dancers.  £55.00 per person, black tie dress code.  Contact karen@chipsplay.org or call the office 01992 534664. Last few tables left.

 

 

Sunday 30th September – 10am at Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware.

Largest Nordic Walking lesson ever – help our trustee Hazel Smith to break the Guinness world record.  Register to book your place with www.chipsplay.org

 

 

 

Parents Information

Zambo Dance Nights – monthly dance nights for people with additional needs, £5.00 entry and support staff free.  7.30-9.30pm – contact emma.saysell@ntlworld.com for further information.

David P MacDonald Photography in Ware has donated Family Portrait Vouchers worth £194.00 (to include a 1 hour studio session and an 8” x 6” heat sealed and frame portrait) for only £20.00. The £20.00 you pay will then be donated back to CHIPS.  To take advantage of this fantastic offer please call the studio on 01920 486095 with your credit card details and your voucher will be posted directly to you.  Don’t forget to mention that you are calling from CHIPS.  Full details have been emailed out to all families.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

Huge thanks to Paul Smith and Stephen Wright for completing the 100 mile bicycle ride from London to Surrey.  Total raised to be confirmed.

Paul Smith

 

 

 

 

Stephen Wright

 

 

 

Many thanks to the Methodist Church, Hertford for their kind donation of £94.39.

Bishops Stortford Carnival  – thank you to everyone who helped at the carnival.  Lots of awareness raised in Bishops Stortford on a very hot day!

 

Wow! Stuart Hall (Ware parent) has completed his10k runs.   He’s raised over £960 so far thanks to his hard work and the lovely customers of iSmashedIt in Hoddesdon where he is the manager. Nice one Stu, and keep up the brilliant work!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stuart-hall-For-Autism

Thank you to everyone who came along and volunteered to “not shake” a collection bucket at the Ware Carnival on 1st July.  Total collected was £1,046.00 – this money will be added to the other fundraising amounts that Ware Town Council has collected and will be presented to CHIPS at their AGM in August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone that helped at the GSK Community day in July.  Total raised to be announced at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A huge thank you to everyone that has donated Wii games, boards and steering wheels.  Also thank you to the Bishops Stortford parents who have kindly donated bicycles to the Bishops Stortford scheme.

 

Many thanks to Broxbourne School for the kind donation of £100, which was collected by the 6th Form students.

 

A huge thank you to Forres School for raising £417.45 for CHIPS.  Pupils took part in a Business Enterprise week, which included making items for sale to parents, friends, staff and pupils.

Our 5p total is now up to £2,572.47 – many thanks to everyone who has been collecting their 5ps – keep up the good work!!

 

 

 

Going away this summer or getting a few bargains in the sales?  CHIPS gets 50p and a percentage of your purchases if you use the link below – please sign up now.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/1XBZT2/XBLSX5/

 

CHIPS On eBay! 

You can now support CHIPS by selling your unwanted items on eBay! You can donate anything from 10-100% of the sale price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/?np_id=2377414 or the you can search for us here: http://charity.ebay.co.uk/. It’s a great way to declutter and sell unwanted items, and support CHIPS too!

 

The Giving Machine (online commission to charities from over 1500 retailers), please share with friends and family to support CHIPS!  Please sign up it’s very quick and easy.  This is our link:

https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/chips-playschemes/    This is the shop and give app link:https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/

 

 

You can also donate to CHIPS by text.  Just Text ‘CHIP21 £5’ to 70070 to donate to CHIPS and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.  You can then replace the £5 for £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to donate accordingly.

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Rock at the Castle: After Show Party for CHIPS

Continue your festival cheer – and support CHIPS – after the Rock at the Castle show by seeing a fantastic line up of local bands continuing to party until Midnight. Once again; the Corn Exchange in Hertford is hosting the Rock at the Castle After Show Party and generously raising money for CHIPS.

For more details about who is appearing visit:
http://www.hertfordcornexchange.co.uk/events/rock-the-castle-the-origional-aftershow-party

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CHIPS flies with a donation from the Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund

CHIPS would like to say a huge THANKYOU to the lovely members of the Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund for their generous donation of over £800. This fantastic donation will allow CHIPS to do two things which will help us to better support the local community in East Hertfordshire.

– To purchase a range of culturally diverse, age appropriate toys, to help children attending CHIPS, whatever their background, to feel more included in our playschemes. A wider range of toys will also help to promote inclusion, cultural sensitivity and a better understanding of people from different cultures and beliefs.

– To purchase new modern mobile phones for the CHIPS Office and East Hertfordshire Playschemes that will allow CHIPS’ Staff to better communicate.

Securing adequate funding for CHIPS is an increasing challenge and we rely on local organisations like the Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund to help us to continue with our core work of helping children with special needs and their brothers/sisters to have fun together and their parents to have a short break from their caring responsibilities.

Summer 2017 – Volunteer Fundraisers Needed!

Looking to have some fun for a good cause this summer? We’ve got the perfect solution!

CHIPS are looking to recruit volunteers for some events we have going on this Summer:

17th June – Bishops Stortford Carnival. We’ll be having a stall at the Carnival, so we’ll need volunteers to run that and hold donation buckets.

1st July – Ware Carnival. We’ll be having a team of people with collecting buckets at the Carnival.

15th July – GSK Community Day, Ware. We’ll be looking for a team of people to help on the day.

At all the events you’ll be provided with a CHIPS teeshirt if you don’t already have one. The more engaging you are with a big smile, the more we’ll hopefully collect on the day, so don’t be afraid to dive in and get chatting to people!

If you’d like to come and give us a hand raising money for CHIPS, please drop us an email to info@chipsplay.org, or call the office on 01992 534664. If you cant make any of the dates but are still interested in helping CHIPS, please do still give the office an email or call – we have events and volunteer opportunities all year round and would love to hear from you.

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Newsletter No. 50

CHIPS has been selected by the Co-op to be one of their charities to receive 1% of Co-op branded purchases for the next 6 months.  If you are a Co-op member you can support CHIPS immediately at www.coop.co.uk/membership and select CHIPS as your cause.  To become a member visit the website https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/4834  and sign up.  As a member you will get 5% off Co-op branded purchases – so sign up and support CHIPS today!

 

Wanted

We are looking for a new Parent Trustee to represent the Ware scheme.  The Trustees meet 5 times a year in the evening.  If you would be interested in further details please contact Helen or Karen on 01992 534664 or email karen@chipsplay.org

 

The Cookery Club is looking to borrow a pasta machine for one evening to demonstrate how to make pasta.  If you have a pasta machine that you would be willing to lend the Cookery Club, please contact gill@chipsplay.org  or call the office on 01992 534664.

 

Forthcoming Events:

May 20th – Methodist Church Ware Road – Coffee morning 10am to 12pm

Any cake donations welcome – contact the office if you can help or could run a stall on the day.  Or just come along and say hello!  Stalls to include Preloved items, homemade cake, plant sale and more.

 

 

Saturday 7th October  – CHIPS Glitter Ball Gala Dinner – 7.00pm – Midnight

Ware Drill Hall, 17 Amwell End, Ware SG12 9HP.  Join us for a Strictly themed evening, to include a three course meal, live music (Adele tribute), professional ballroom dancers.  £55.00 per person, black tie dress code.  Contact karen@chipsplay.org or call the office 01992 534664.

 

 

Sunday 30th September – 10am at Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware.

Largest Nordic Walking lesson ever – help our trustee Hazel Smith to break the Guinness world record.  Register to book your place with www.chipsplay.org.

 

 

Parents Information

David P MacDonald Photography in Ware has donated Family Portrait Vouchers worth £194.00 (to include a 1 hour studio session and an 8” x 6” heat sealed and frame portrait) for only £20.00. The £20.00 you pay will then be donated back to CHIPS.  To take advantage of this fantastic offer please call the studio on 01920 486095 with your credit card details and your voucher will be posted directly to you.  Don’t forget to mention that you are calling from CHIPS.  Full details have been emailed out to all families.

Zambo Dance Nights – monthly dance nights for people with additional needs, £5.00 entry and support staff free.  7.30-9.30pm – contact emma.saysell@ntlworld.com for further information.

 

Hertford Theatre – Relaxed Screening

Sunday 28th May – 10.30am – The Boss Baby (U)

 

Please contact Hertford Theatre to book tickets or for more information – 01992 531500

 

CHIPS Activity Clubs for 12-19 year olds  – new dates for the summer term

Would your teenager be interested in attending any of our special activity clubs?

Climbing Club, Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex CM20 2QS –

Sundays 12.30-2.30pm –  4th June, 9th July and 16th July 2017.

Age range has now been lowered to 10 years old.

Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm 8th June, 29th June and 6th July  (Cost includes all ingredients)

Computer Club, Selections Children’s Centre, Hertford SG14 2DG

Tuesdays 6th June, 27th June and 4th July.  The club is currently full but please call the office to put your name on our waiting list.  Please contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a place.  Cost is £4.00 per session or £24.00 a term.  Places for all clubs must be reserved in advance. 

 

Hoddesdon Model Railway Club, Broxbourne Meadows, Mill Lane, Broxbourne EN10 7AX

Club will run on 24th June and 22nd July – 10.00-11.30am.  The club is specifically for children aged 14+ but if your child is younger but would still be interested please contact the office to discuss.  Contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a space.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and places must be booked in advance.

 

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

Many thanks to Rhiannon Lowe and colleagues at GSK for holding a cake stall and raising £500.

 

 

 

Jackson Square Car Park, Bishops Stortford – Car Wash Collection

Many thanks to Mayor Cllr Colin Woodward and all the Pro Valet team at Jackson Square Car Park, Bishops Stortford for arranging and participating in a Charity Car Wash on Tuesday 16th May.  Total raised at the car wash was £840.35.  Many thanks to Jane Sears, Tricia Campbell, David Windridge, Rhiannon Lowe, Helen Smith & Karen Slater for manning the information stall and collecting £117.35.

 

 

HUGE congratulations to Conor Pettit who has just completed the Leeds Half Marathon! He’s raised over £400 for us! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Conor-Pettit

 

 

 

Wow! Stuart Hall (Ware parent) has completed 10k number two of five at the weekend – the Hertford 10k run! He’s raised over £750 so far thanks to his hard work and the lovely customers of iSmashedIt in Hoddesdon where he is the manager. Nice one Stu, and keep up the brilliant work!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stuart-hall-For-Autism

 

 

 

Many thanks to Graham & Danique Nickson for helping out with the Pavement Chalk Art competition on 22nd April.

 

Our 5p total is now up to £2,429.34 – many thanks to everyone who has been collecting their 5ps – keep up the good work!!

 

CHIPS On eBay!

You can now support CHIPS by selling your unwanted items on eBay! You can donate anything from 10-100% of the sale price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/?np_id=2377414 or the you can search for us here: http://charity.ebay.co.uk/. It’s a great way to declutter and sell unwanted items, and support CHIPS too!

 

The Giving Machine (online commission to charities from over 1500 retailers), please share with friends and family to support CHIPS!  Please sign up it’s very quick and easy.  This is our link:

https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/chips-playschemes/    This is the shop and give app link:https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/

 

 

 

You can also donate to CHIPS by text.  Just Text ‘CHIP21 £5’ to 70070 to donate to CHIPS and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.  You can then replace the £5 for £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to donate accordingly.

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