Newsletter No. 20

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So we said a sad goodbye to the Cheshunt Leader, Teresa Ivison on Saturday with a great send -off party, attended by lots of parents, staff and volunteers.  Teresa had lots of lovely gifts and flowers.  She also enjoyed a dance with the Broxbourne Mayor!  We would just like to say a huge thank you to Teresa for all her help over the years – I am sure she will be popping in from time to time!

Current Vacancies:

We are looking for extra staff for the Hertford Saturday club.  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.

CHIPS Information:

New term dates for the following clubs (age 12+):

 Climbing Club, Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex CM20 2QS – 11.00am-1.00pm – 13th Sept, 27th Sept, 11th Oct, 25th Oct, 8th Nov and 22nd Nov – please note that 11th Oct & 22nd Nov will be a scramble net and low ropes session.)  11.00am-1.00pm. Please contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a place.  Cost is £4.00 per session or £24.00 a term.  Places must be reserved in advance.

Computer & Gaming Club, Scott House, Hagsdell Road, Hertford SG13 8WA – 7.00-9.00pm – 15th Sept, 29th Sept, 20th Oct, 3rd Nov, 24th Nov, 8th Dec.  Please contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a place.  Cost is £4.00 per session or £24.00 a term.  Places must be reserved in advance.

Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – 7.00-9.00pm – 10th Sept, 24th Sept, 8th Oct, 22nd Oct, 5th Nov, 19th Nov.  Cost is £4.00 per session or £24.00 a term.  Places must be reserved in advance.  Please contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to put your child on the reserve list.

Hoddesdon Model Railway Club, Broxbourne Meadows, Mill Lane, Broxbourne EN10 7AX

Club will run on 19th September, 24th October, 21st November and 12th December – 10.00-11.30am.  The club is specifically for children aged 14+ but if your child is not 14 but would still be interested please contact the office to discuss.  Spaces are limited, please contact the Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a space.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and places must be booked in advance.

Forthcoming Events:

Charity Concert – Saturday 19th September – 7.30pm – Hockerill Anglo European College, Dunmow Road, Bishops Stortford, Herts CM23 5HX.  Concert of music for two flutes and piano, proceeds to be split between CHIPS and Isabel Hospice.  Admission Free.

CHIPS AGM – Friday 9th October – 7.30pm at Wodson Park, Ware – come along and help us to celebrate 21 years of CHIPS.  There will be a buffet, fun activities and entertainment for all the family.  Full details will be sent out shortly.

CHIPS Aerobathon  – Sunday 18th October (Wodson Park, Ware)  – 12 noon – 2.00pm – £10 per person – come along and support CHIPS – all levels of fitness welcome – do as little or as much as you like.  Children over 10 years welcome.  Two hours of fun exercise to include Boot Camp, Fit Steps, Zumba and Burlesquexercise.  Fundraising raffle; bar and seating area available.  Please call Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email gill@chipsplay.org to book a place.

CHIPS Quiz – Friday 30th October – Wodson Park – 7.30pm for 8.00pm – its back the fabulous CHIPS quiz night.  Please call the office on 01992 534664 or email karen@chipsplay.org to reserve your table.

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.  Jars will be available at the summer schemes.

£100 challenge – we have extended our £100 challenge to the end of the year.  Please contact the office for more details, if you would like to take up the challenge!!

General Information:

Football for All at Hertford Town Football Club in association with Mudlarks – Saturday training sessions 10.30am-noon.  All abilities welcome.  No booking required – sessions are free.  For more information call Loucas on 07739595619.

Adventure Castle, Hoddesdon hold a private session on every 3rd Wednesday of the month – 6.30-8.00pm for children with special needs and their siblings.  Visit their website – www.adventurecastle.co.uk or call them on 01992 444397.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations: 

5p jam jars – to date we have raised £823.00.  Thank you to everyone who has already taken a jar.

Thank you to Rhiannon Lowe’s son William for completing the £100.00 challenge by doing odd jobs, hamster sitting, feeding cats and even donating some of his birthday money!  Well done William!

Thank you to Hazel Smith’s brother and sister-in-law for donating £100.00.

Many thanks to Peter & Michael, who attend the Hoddesdon scheme, for raising the fantastic sum of £200.00 by taking part in a sponsored bounce.

Thank you to Kingston Grammar School for their kind donation of £106.70

Thanks also to Matt for a further donation of £170.60 in memory of his Mum.

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