CHIPS Bulletin 23/01/15


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.

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.

Starting on 23rd January, 8-9pm, Friday Night Lights – come along to play football under the lights on the new 3G pitches at Wodson Park, Wadesmill Road, Ware, Herts SG12 0UQ. Ages 13-19 years – no need to book. You will need to have plastic/rubber studded boots. Qualified coaches will be running the sessions.

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

SEND Reform Dates – free one day sessions – Wednesday 4th February 10.00am – 2.00pm – Letchworth Hall Hotel, Letchworth Lane, Letchworth SG6 3NP or Wednesday 11th March 6.00pm – 9.00pm – Beales Hotel, Comet Way, Hatfield, AL10 9NG. Book online at or call HPCI on 07840 360245.

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.

Thanks to Mr & Mrs Oates, and Mr & Mrs Mehta for their kind donations, and their continued support.

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.