Newsletter No. 21

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CHIPS AGM – Friday 9th October – 7.30pm at Wodson Park, Ware – all details have now been sent/emailed out to everyone, so come along and help us to celebrate 21 years of CHIPS.  There will be a buffet, fun activities and entertainment for all the family. Please contact the office to let us know if you can join us in our celebrations

 

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 – 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 –  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 – 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 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:

CHIPS AGM – Friday 9th October – 7.30pm at Wodson Park, Ware – all details have now been sent/emailed out to everyone, so come along and help us to celebrate 21 years of CHIPS.  There will be a buffet, fun activities and entertainment for all the family. Please contact the office to let us know if you can join us in our celebrations

 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: 

Sue Sharp’s son (Hoddesdon Parent) is running the Zombie Survival Run race at Cheshunt Park at Hallow’een in aid of CHIPS.  If you would like to sponsor him please contact the office.

5p jam jars – to date we have raised £893.00.  Thank you to everyone who has already taken a jar.

Huge thank you to Mr Pettipher (Ware Parent) for completing Les Deux Piques Cycle Challenge. This is an incredible feat, congratulations on completing it and raising a fantastic £1,306.24.

Thank you also to Mr Bull for donating £40.00.

Congratulations to David Hewitt for completing the Great North Run and raising £225.00.

Many thanks to Alison Edwards (Hoddesdon Staff Member), family and friends for donations totalling £675.00 in memory of Mr Trevor Edwards.

Thanks also to Marcus Dawe, Simon Gilliver and Charles Matthews for raising £82.00 at their recent two Flutes and Piano recital held at Hockerill Anglo-European College.

The Giving Machine – generate free donations every time you shop online for CHIPS.  Visit www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk  and join up to start generating donations.

 

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