Well done to Jiexi for her fantastic Easter work! Congratulations!
We are looking forward to seeing more pictures from everyone over the next few weeks!
A huge CHIPS THANK YOU to our friends at BlowFish Glass for their generous donation of £170 raised from a raffle at their launch event just before Christmas.
Staring this year, BlowFish Glass will run half and full day courses to give a unique and exciting glass making experience. It is suitable for beginners and gives attendees a hands-on experience of making unique glass pieces. The classes are in Hertford at Moore and Walker’s Glass Studio.
A huge CHIPS THANK YOU to our friends at Hertford Corn Exchange for allowing CHIPS to collect on the door at the Absolute Bowie concert just before Christmas. CHIPS raised an excellent £152 on the night.
In the coming year, Hertford Corn Exchange will host a range of live bands, stand–up comedy and dance music, further details can be found here: https://www.hertfordcornexchange.co.uk/
We are so grateful that the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters chose CHIPS as the beneficiary of the Enchanted Wonderland display. The display was made up of hundreds of wonderful knitted items, which decorated Parliament Square in Hertford for 3 weeks this summer. They have raised a massive £16,148.00 for us which is an amazing amount. We would like to thank everyone who was involved especially the Yarnbombers who stood outside collecting money sometimes in the rain, Hertford Tourist Information and all the local shops who had collecting buckets. If you would still like to donate, please visit their fundraising page below.
Even more so because they have extremely kindly selected us to be their charity for it. 🧶 🧶
There’s a link if you’d like to make a donation: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/yarnbombers-ssohc
We’ve got a few snaps, just to give you an idea, but make sure you pop down to see them in all their glory!
We are greatly looking forward to All Occasions Photo Booths (alloccasionsphotobooths.co.uk) attending our 25th birthday party on the 23 June from 2-5pm at Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware.
They will be bringing their wonderful magic selfie mirror and massive range of props for you to capture your special moments at our birthday party!
THANK YOU ALL OCCASIONS TEAM!
Some wonderful news here at CHIPS! Councillor Bob Deering, who is elected at Hertfordshire County, East Herts District and Hertford Town Councils has very kindly agreed to donate from his locality budget to CHIPS 25th Anniversary Celebration Party for our families on the 23rd of June.
We’re looking forward to celebrating our 25th Birthday with all our families, with lots of smiles, entertainment, and probably a lot of cake!
On behalf of everyone here at CHIPS, thank you SO much Cllr Deering!
The team here at CHIPS are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL) as their charity of the year!
HCL’s Entertainment Committee chose CHIPS in September to be the charity they would support with fundraising events throughout the year.
HCL’s fundraising got off to a wonderful start in mid October when they raised a brilliant £673 at their Staff Quiz Night! We especially loved all the smiling faces of the quiz teams, and an epic looking raffle prize table! THANK YOU HCL! You are superstars!
We wish all HCL’s Entertainment Committee all the very best for a bumper year.
Thank you to all who attended our 24th Annual General Meeting last night.
It was a great evening during which we celebrated a great 2017/18 at the charity.
Congratulations to all our award winners:
Ben Curtis (also awarded silver accreditation award)
Bella Palmer (also awarded Gold accreditation award)
Lottie Hallett – our Jenni Pyer Volunteer of the Year award winner.
You can read the Chairs Report for the year, here: AGM Chairs Report 2018.
A big thank you to everyone involved with CHIPS for another fantastic year.