CHIPS Bulletin 07/01/15


Everyone at CHIPS wishes you a very Happy New Year.

CHIPS Information:

IMPORTANT – SBLO Sign Up – please do not delay in signing up for SBLO – please contact the HUB to arrange your eligibility check – Kirsty/Rachel 01992 504013.  HCC are aiming for all children to be assessed by Easter.

General Information:

If you would like further information on any of the opportunities detailed below, please contact the office on 01992 534664 or check out the More Information links provided.

Large tricycle available to borrow.

Mudlarks Café have a music night on the last Thursday of every month. They have a licence for these events so you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer while listening to talented local musicians. More information.

20th January – Wheelchair Dance Sport taster session, Holywell Community Centre, Watford. More information.

27th January – Wheelchair Dance Sport taster session, Jackmans Community Centre, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 2NL More information.

Current Vacancies:

General Staffing: – We are looking for extra staff in Cheshunt and Hoddesdon. Please contact the office if you know of anyone who would be interested in working at CHIPS, or alternatively ask them to contact the office to request an application form.

Forthcoming Events:

30th January – Come and join us at our first “Curry & Race Night” at Cheshunt De Vere Hotel, Theobalds Park, Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt, Herts EN7 5HW – 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start, tickets £12.00 a head.  Please contact the office. All proceeds to CHIPS. More information.

13th March – The CHIPS Ball, Cheshunt De Vere Hotel, tickets £60.00 a head, dinner, dancing, raffle and auction. Tickets on sale now. Please contact the office. All proceeds to CHIPS. More information.


A fundraising plea – we urgently need your support with our fundraising activities, we need to raise £60-£70K each year and we can only achieve this target with your help. Please let us know if you have any fundraising ideas.

A big thank you to all the bag packers who braved the Christmas rush at Marks & Spencer’s in Hertford and managed to raise the fantastic amount of £599.06.

Thanks also go to Mr De’Ath (Hoddesdon parent) and his brave team for completing the Survival of the Fittest challenge and raising £500.

We have also received a donation from Roche Products, Welwyn Garden City for £250. Thanks to Hazel Smith for the contact.

Thanks also to the Just Friends Christmas Concert for donating £527.04 from their carol concert retiring collection.

Do you live in Ware, Buntingford or anywhere in-between? Exciting news! The wonderful Ensum Brown Estate Agents in Ware have selected CHIPS as their charity partner for the month for January, and for every house they sell in that month, they will be making a donation to CHIPS!

But wait… that’s not all, Ensum Brown are also challenging us – to get as many of their special charity sponsor boards up at properties in Ware and the surrounds as we can, and they will donate even more!

More info: Click here.

This Campaign has ended. No more pledges can be made.