May Fundraising Thank Yous!

Art Festival -£39.09

A brilliant arts festival in Hertford – the town was painted (in chalk!). Thank you to the youngsters who took part!














Georgina Lacey –London Marathon £2596.05

A MASSIVE thank you to Georgina Lacey who successfully ran the London Marathon for CHIPS, and raised an utterly wonderful £2596 for us! What a superstar!

Coffee morning – Hertford Methodist Church -£471.56

Thank you to all the people who came to support our coffee morning, Hertford Methodist Church team for their amazing coffee making and hospitality, and to all the CHIPS volunteers too!


















Ware scouts St Georges Day -£228.71

Thank you to Ware Scouts for inviting CHIPS Chair Graham Nickson to their St Georges Day Parade.

The Hertfordshire Golf Club Seniors charity day

CHIPS would like to extend an absolutely massive thank you to the Senior Section of the Hertfordshire Golf Club for getting our fundraising off to an absolutely bumper start this year!

Captain Kevin Robinson, CHIPS friend Martin Sibthorp, chief auctioneer and leader on the day, Ty Pereira, and a wonderful team, all led a golf day which raised an absolutely incredible £5,202 for CHIPS! The team ran a special golf day in April, in some unseasonal blazing sunshine, and we’re glad to hear all had a fantastic day!

Our thanks go to everyone who took part in the golf day, and a special thank you to all those who donated items to the fantastic auction, including Crown Golf, who very kindly donated two memberships!

Cheque presentation

CHIPS’ Matt Cooper receiving a cheque. From left to right Andrew Stapleton, Graham Thorogood, Martin Sibthorp, Kevin Robinson, CHIPS Matt, Ty Pereira, Roger Bearne.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2018

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey is perhaps the biggest event in the UK cycling calendar, and places are hard to come by.

The great news is that we’ve got two! Perfect for you and a friend to take part in the challenging 100km ride from Surrey into London on the 29 July 2018, finishing on the Mall! You would need to be prepared to raise a minimum of £500 per entry place, but don’t worry – we’ll help you, with online fundraising tools, and promotion of your ride.

CHIPS is a fantastic cause, and by cycling for us you’ll be making a real difference to the lives of those who truly need our help with your Prudential RideLondon journey. Please drop us a line on 01992 534664 or email if you are interested.

Paul Smith and Stephen Wright rode for us last year and raised a fantastic £2500!


CHIPS visit Lee Valley and Celtic Harmony thanks to Tesco

This summer some of our CHIPS Summer Schemes were lucky enough to visit Lee Valley Park at Waltham Abbey for bug hunting, and the Celtic Harmony Camp for some brilliant fun outdoors, all thanks to the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, and those kind people who voted for us in Cheshunt!


CHIPS Glitter Ball 2017 Total

CHIPS BALL UPDATE: VERY exciting news!

We’ve just heard that the CHIPS Ball on the 7th of October has raised an absolutely stunning £5,500! Thank you so much to everyone who supported the event and to Karen, Hazel, Marie, Ginny (not pictured), Sam and Sarah for organising the entire incredible glamorous event, and everyone who made it happen on the day at the Drill Hall Ware.

A picture of the Glitter Ball team

The Glitter Ball team minus Ginny!


Professional Ballroom dancers on the evening

Professional Ballroom dancers on the evening

The room of the ball

A busy Glitter Ball – looking fabulous!



Rock at the Castle: After Show Party for CHIPS

Continue your festival cheer – and support CHIPS – after the Rock at the Castle show by seeing a fantastic line up of local bands continuing to party until Midnight. Once again; the Corn Exchange in Hertford is hosting the Rock at the Castle After Show Party and generously raising money for CHIPS.

For more details about who is appearing visit:


CHIPS flies with a donation from the Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund

CHIPS would like to say a huge THANKYOU to the lovely members of the Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund for their generous donation of over £800. This fantastic donation will allow CHIPS to do two things which will help us to better support the local community in East Hertfordshire.

– To purchase a range of culturally diverse, age appropriate toys, to help children attending CHIPS, whatever their background, to feel more included in our playschemes. A wider range of toys will also help to promote inclusion, cultural sensitivity and a better understanding of people from different cultures and beliefs.

– To purchase new modern mobile phones for the CHIPS Office and East Hertfordshire Playschemes that will allow CHIPS’ Staff to better communicate.

Securing adequate funding for CHIPS is an increasing challenge and we rely on local organisations like the Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund to help us to continue with our core work of helping children with special needs and their brothers/sisters to have fun together and their parents to have a short break from their caring responsibilities.

Summer 2017 – Volunteer Fundraisers Needed!

Looking to have some fun for a good cause this summer? We’ve got the perfect solution!

CHIPS are looking to recruit volunteers for some events we have going on this Summer:

17th June – Bishops Stortford Carnival. We’ll be having a stall at the Carnival, so we’ll need volunteers to run that and hold donation buckets.

1st July – Ware Carnival. We’ll be having a team of people with collecting buckets at the Carnival.

15th July – GSK Community Day, Ware. We’ll be looking for a team of people to help on the day.

At all the events you’ll be provided with a CHIPS teeshirt if you don’t already have one. The more engaging you are with a big smile, the more we’ll hopefully collect on the day, so don’t be afraid to dive in and get chatting to people!

If you’d like to come and give us a hand raising money for CHIPS, please drop us an email to, or call the office on 01992 534664. If you cant make any of the dates but are still interested in helping CHIPS, please do still give the office an email or call – we have events and volunteer opportunities all year round and would love to hear from you.

Stortford Charity Car Wash Raises Over £950

Incoming Bishops Stortford Mayor kicks off year of fundraising with car wash for CHIPS Charity!

On the 16th of May, Pro Valet held a special car wash day at Jackson Square Car Park in Bishop’s Stortford and taking donations for CHIPS. The day itself was been organised in conjunction with incoming Mayor of Bishops Stortford, Councillor Colin Woodward to kickstart his year of fundraising.

CHIPS was also in attendance to give out information on what they do, and how people can get involved in the Charity. In addition to raising this fantastic total we were really pleased to have the opportunity to have a presence in the town to raise our profile. During the day we received a lot of positive feedback from the public. We had a number of enquiries about staff and volunteer positions too!

A massive thank you to Bujar and all the team at ProValet, Cllr Woodward, the CHIPS Volunteers, everyone who came and supported us, and the people of Stortford for the warm welcome. We wish Cllr Woodward all the very best for his year as Mayor, and we look forward to attending the Stortford Carnival on the 17th of June – we hope to see you all there!


Rock at the Castle 2016 – Report

Wow! What an absolutely incredible day! On the 7th of August 2016, Hertfords famous Rock at the Castle happened, with CHIPS selected by Hertford Town Council as this years official charity, and it completely ROCKED!

With an amazing team of over 35 volunteers, we raised over £6,275 on the day! A MASSIVE CHIPS Thank You to all our volunteers, Hertford Town Council, the performers, everyone who made the day happen, and of course, everyone who came to Hertford and rocked out in the sunshine and gave so generously to the charity!

A big thank you also to Alex at Cameraderie for the wonderful photos of some of our volunteers on the day! Click ‘More’ to see lots more pictures after this first one!


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