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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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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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CHIPS Bulletin 11/12/14

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a happy and prosperous New Year. 

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.  Please note that children over the age of 5 years old will not be able to attend CHIPS after Easter if they have not been through the eligibility check.

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.

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

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

Current Vacancies 

Administration Assistant: We are looking for an Admin Assistant to work in the office in Hertford. 18 hours per week. Duties will include: supporting the other office staff with the organisation of the playschemes and other activities offered by the charity – (AGM, Christmas parties, outings), maintaining records, some financial administration and organising fundraising events.

Candidates should have a keen eye for detail. Must be computer literate and have knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Training and development opportunities available. Please contact the office for further information or to request an application form/job description.

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 – Curry & Race night – details here.

13th March – The CHIPS Ball, Cheshunt De Vere Hotel, tickets £60.00 a head, dinner, dancing, raffle and auction. Tickets on sale now. Details here. All proceeds to CHIPS.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers

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 Sukanta, CHIPS Trustee for once again opening her home and providing a fantastic Indian Cuisine evening which has so far raised in excess of £500.

Well done to Emily Cowell , Volunteer in Cheshunt, for winning the Junior Young Carer of the Year Award, and for giving £100 to CHIPS.

Mercury and Observer Community Awards

Congratulations to Bishops Stortford parent, Esme Willcocks for being awarded Carer of the Year, and Hoddesdon parent, Barbara Bennett for Highly Commended.

Congratulations to both Lennon Ruffles and Kaylin Banks as joint winners of the Most Courageous Young Person award.

Mercury Article here for the full roundup.

Well done to you all!

CHIPS Needs YOU! Parent/Carer Trustees

CHIPS Needs YouCHIPS are on the hunt for new Parent/Carer Trustees to join us behind the scenes. As a parent/carer led charity, it is vital that we have families of those young people at our schemes represented at Trustee meetings, and as such, we need YOU!

Our Trustees meet up once a term in the evening, and are tasked with ensuring that the charity continues to do what it was set up to, and vote on key decisions such as new services. There’s no large time commitments aside from attending the once a term meetings. Outside of these you are welcome to do as much or as little as you would like in terms of fundraising or attending events. Unfortunately we can’t pay you to be a Trustee, but we promise the meeting biscuits are good, and that you’d be working alongside some really lovely people.

CHIPS is the sum of its parts, and a big part of that is the people who drive the charity forward and help shape its future. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee and would like to know more, please get in touch via the contact form here. I’d be happy to drop you a line to discuss more about what being a Trustee involves.

Thank you.

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Matt Cooper

Chair of Trustees

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CHIPS Bulletin 29/10/14

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. We hope that all children will have been assessed by Christmas.

HCC – funding for equipment – advance notice – there is an equipment fund being made available. Equipment must be over £100, linked to a child’s needs and not health related. It should have a life of over 12 months. More details to come.

Ofsted Reports for Ware, Cheshunt & Hoddesdon schemes Read More

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CHIPS Bulletin 8/10/14

CHIPS Information:

SBLO Sign Up – please do not delay in signing up for SBLO – contact the HUB to arrange your eligibility check – Kirsty/Rachel 01992 504013. We hope that all children will have been assessed by Christmas.

17th October – CHIPS AGM – Wodson Park, Ware Read More

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