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.


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.





Matt Cooper

Chair of Trustees


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


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

Cheshunt, Hoddesdon & Ware Schemes Ofsted

CHIPS are delighted to announce that on our latest wave of Ofsted inspections this summer, our Chesthunt, Ware & Hoddesdon schemes all achieved a ‘Good’ rating.

Thank you to all our leaders, coordinators, staff and volunteers at the scheme for all their hard work. You can read the reports below:



Ware Summer


CHIPS Bulletin – 22/09/14

General Information:

17th October – CHIPS AGM – Wodson Park, Ware. Click here for more info. Staff from The HUB will also be at the AGM giving parents the opportunity to sign up for SBLO. Just bring your documents along to sign up on the night. Please note this is only for parents who do not have a care package.

We have available a large tricycle – if you would like to borrow it please contact the office on 01992 534664.

Current Vacancies:

Kidzone – CHIPS are recruiting for a fun, Read More

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