CHIPS Bulletin 2/04/15

CHIPS Bulletin 2/04/15

Cookery Club:
We have now almost finalised the setting up of our Cookery Club. The club will run from Pinewood School, on Thursday evenings from 7.00pm – 9.00pm, fortnightly. The first session will be on 23rd April. This club is aimed at teaching children cooking life skills, children should be aged 12+, although priority will be given to older children. If you would like your child to attend, please contact the office for more details.   Places must be booked in advance through the office email or phone 01992 534664. Cost is £7.50 per session and will include all ingredients.
The first meeting of the Model Railway Club went very well, with all the children that attended enjoying their visit. The club will run once a month. The Model Railway Club is specifically for children aged 14+, but if your child is not 14 but would still be interested please contact the office to discuss. The club is located at The Hoddesdon Railway Club, Broxbourne Meadows, Mill Lane, Broxbourne EN10 7AX. Spaces are limited so if your child would be interested please contact the office by email or phone 01992 534664 to book a space. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and register in advance. We would also like to have a train set at the club that the children can play with in case of wet weather, if anyone has an old train set that they would like to donate, please contact us.
Current Vacancies:
General Staffing: – We are looking for extra staff in Cheshunt. 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:
Wodson Park – CHIPS Wheelie Fun Afternoon – unfortunately this event has now been cancelled.
Charity Jam Jars – Hazel Smith – our champion fundraiser!! – has come up with the idea of collecting 5p’s in small jam jars and returning to CHIPS. Please contact the office if you would like some empty jam jars for yourself, your friends, family, office or place of work.
£100 challenge – we challenge you to raise £100.00 in the month of July. Please contact the office for more details.
Saturday 16th May – Coffee morning at the Methodist Church, Ware Road, Hertford – 10.00am – 12 noon – come along and support the Methodist Church and CHIPS, enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of cake, and have a browse around the craft, pre-loved and plant stalls.
Sunday 17th May – Newgate Street Fete – CHIPS will be running 2 stalls at this event, proceeds from the fete will donated to CHIPS. Please come along and support us.
Friday 26th June – Wodson Park – CHIPS Summer quiz – 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. Please contact the office for a booking form to reserve your table. Maximum 8 brains to a table, £6.00 per head.
The Giving Machine – generate free donations every time you shop online for CHIPS. Visit and join up to start generating donations.
London Marathon – Carl Skinner, husband of Flik Skinner (Hertford Leader) is running the marathon for CHIPS this year – please support him and visit his virginmoneygiving page at
General Information:
ZSL Special Children’s Day

DATE: SAT 16th & SUN 17th MAY
VENUE: London Zoo
TIME: 10:00 – 18:00
It’s that exciting time of the year again at London Zoo. Tickets are up to 50% off and entry for carers is free. Daytrippers will be holding a charity hub space so come along, say hello and play some games. This is a fully accessible weekend that is specifically tailored to inclusive enjoyment of everything you love at the zoo with sensory storytelling and performances from Singing Hands. Tickets are limited so make sure you book soon here.

Easter at Aldenham Park – – tel: 0203 643 4588 or 0208 953 9602 – booking is essential
Easter Timetable:

Friday 3 April Easter Pinatas and crafts
Saturday 4 April Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
Sunday 5 April Integrated Play Day (Separate charges. Call for details)
Tuesday 7 April Meet the chickens
Wednesday 8 April Make and wear a headband
Thursday 9 April Meet Toffee the rabbit
Saturday 11 April Face Painting
Tuesday 14 April Open Day – including ‘Aldenham Adventures’ Taster Sessions
Wednesday 15 April Sowing seeds for butterflies
Thursday 16 April Transport Workshop with Herts Integrated Theatre ( pm only)
Saturday 18 April Meet Winnie the Pooh at 11am and 2pm


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