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CHIPS 5p Challenge

CHIPS 5p Jam Jar Challenge

Can you, your friends, workplace or school collect 5ps for CHIPS?

A typical Jam Jar holds £2 in 5ps

Please contact the CHIPS office if you would like some empty CHIPS jars to help fundraise

The money you raise will go toward giving our young people lots of smiles at the schemes, and offering much needed support to our families.

For more info / jars please contact gill@chipsplay.org or on 01992 534664

CHIPS Summer Quiz

Quiz Night Pic 3 - tower

Quiz Night Pic 2 CHIPS Summer quiz was a fantastic evening – enjoyed by all who attended and    we raised just over £1,000.  The tower building round brought out the competitive side to many teams!

Many thanks to all that helped on the night, especially the quizmasters Ann and Andy Orpin, and their two sons, Jake & Danny who were invaluable assistants on the night.

Thanks also must go to Hazel Smith, who was instrumental in organising the evening.  Thanks also to Wodson Park and their enthusiastic bar staff!!  Lastly thanks to Gill and Karen for managing the marking!

 

 

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CHIPS Bulletin No. 17

CHIPS Information:

Sign up for SBLO – If you still have not signed up for the Short Break Local Offer – please do so without delay.  Please contact the HUB to arrange your eligibility check – Kirsty/Rachel 01992 504013.  HCC are asking that all children be assessed before attending summer scheme.

 Computer Club – this club for children aged 12+ will run fortnightly on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at Scott House, Hagsdell Road, Hertford next session will be on 7th July.  Places must be booked in advance.  A chance for children to play games, surf the internet, challenge other gamers and learn new computer skills.  CHIPS staff will be present so no need for parents to stay.  Cost is £4 per session.  To book a place, please contact gill@chipsplay.org or call 01992 534664.

Climbing Club – at Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex.  The club will run fortnightly on Sundays, next session will be 12th July, 11.00am – 1.00pm.  Children should be aged 12+, places must be reserved in advance.  CHIPS staff will be present so no need for parents to stay.  Cost is £4 per session.  To book a place, please contact gill@chipsplay.org or call 01992 534664.

We are also looking for extra staff for the new climbing club, again please contact the office if you know of anyone who would be interested, or alternatively ask them to contact the office to request an application form.

Forthcoming Events:

Charity Jam Jars –  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.

General Information:

We are looking for someone to repair our bikes and tricycles, prior to the start of the summer schemes, if you know of anyone please call the office on 01992 534664, or email karen@chipsplay.org.  Thanks.

We are also looking for someone to come to our schemes and provide drumming/music sessions.  Again if you have a contact, or you have used someone yourself, we would be grateful if you could let us know.  Please call the office on 01992 534664 or email karen@chipsplay.org

SNIPS – Special Needs Information and Parenting Support – Summer Term Dates 13th May, 10th June, 8th July – 1.30-3.00pm the Orchard Room, Peartree School, Peartree Lane, WGC, AL7 3XW  For more info please contact Jan 01707 332470 jnkn@tiscali.co.uk

We have been offered a couple of trip/trap chairs, both for the age group 9-12 yrs ish. Free of charge.  Collection only.  Please contact the office if you are interested.

Sunday 30th August – Hoddesdon Model Railway Club – Annual Show – 10.00am-5.00pm –

Club site, The Old Mill, Mill lane, Broxbourne Herts. EN10 7AX (Free parking @ EN10 6TD)

Disabled Parking EN10 7AX.   Adults £2.00 Children £1.00 – :- http://www.hoddesdonmrc.org.uk

Clive 07542560493  (clive.porter3@ntlworld.com).  Features :- Working indoor and outdoor layouts in G, 0, 00, N.,  Also 5”, 3.5” ,2.5” Gauges.  Childrens rides, R/c boats in club pool, Other interesting models, Tombola, sales stand, Light refreshments.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

5p jam jars – to date we have raised just over £450.00.  Thank you to everyone who has already taken a jar.

The “Lunch in the Garden” fundraiser was very successful, the weather was glorious and we raised just over £700.00, many thanks to Michelle Smith who allowed us to use her beautiful garden, and made the most delicious sandwiches.

The CHIPS summer quiz was also a great success raising just over £1,000.  Many people commented on how much fun the evening was, especially the tower building round!  Many thanks to the Orpin family for their excellent quiz.

The Giving Machine – generate free donations every time you shop online for CHIPS.  Visit www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk  and join up to start generating donations.

 

 

CHIPS Summer 2015 £100 Challenge!

Your mission, lovely CHIPS Supporter, should you choose to accept it…

We’re challenging YOU to raise £100 doing absolutely anything you can think of during the month, from organising your own coffee morning to skydiving, and everything in-between! The money you raise will go toward giving our young people lots of smiles Read More

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CHIPS Bulletin – 27th May 2015

AVIVA Community Fund –  final chance to vote, please follow the link below, register and cast up to 10 votes.  Please encourage your friends and family to vote for us too.  https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/1614   Hurry voting closes on 30th May!!

Age ranges for the Computer Club and Climbing Club have now  been reduced to 12 years +

 Computer Club – this club for children aged 12+ Read More

100 Square Winner

Congratulations to Morag Sturgess who won the 100 square and receives £20 prize money.

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CHIPS Bulletin 15/04/15

CHIPS Information:

Climbing Club – we have set up a climbing club at Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex. The club will run fortnightly on Sundays, starting on 3rd May, 11.00am – 1.00pm. Children should be aged 14+, places must be reserved in advance. CHIPS staff will be present so no need for parents to stay. Read More

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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+, Read More

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CHIPS Bulletin 20/03/15

CHIPS Information:

IMPORTANT – SBLO Sign Upplease 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.

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:

CHIPS are in the process of setting up a Model Railway Club for children aged 14+ . The first session will be held on Saturday 28th March – 10.00-11.30 am 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 helen@chipsplay.org or phone 01992 534664 to book a space. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and register in advance. If your child is not 14 but would still be interested please contact the office to discuss.

We will be rescheduling this event – Sunday 26th April – Wodson Park – CHIPS Wheelie Fun Afternoon – 1.30pm-4.30pm Read More

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CHIPS Bulletin 11/02/15

CHIPS Information:

IMPORTANT – SBLO Sign Upplease do not delay in signing up for SBLO – please contact the HUB to arrange your eligibility check – Kirsty/Rachel 01992 504013.  The deadline for signup is the 31st of March and HCC are aiming for all children to be assessed by Easter.

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:

13th March – The CHIPS Ball, Cheshunt De Vere Hotel, tickets £60.00 a head, dinner, dancing, raffle and auction. A very small number of tickets still available. Please contact the office. All proceeds to CHIPS. If anyone has any unwanted gifts that we can use in our Auction or raffle at the CHIPS Ball, please contact the office. Thank you! More information.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers:

Ensum Brown – A big thank you to Ensum Brown for their generous donation of £160.00, and thank you to all those who agreed to have a board in front of their houses. Read More

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