Newsletter No. 25

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Parent/Carers Newsletter No. 25

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

CHIPS Information:

We are trying to set up a Fundraising Group, and would be interested in hearing from anyone who would like to join us.  The group would meet up occasionally to discuss fundraising ideas for the future.  Or if you would just like to offer your support at fundraising events,  please let Karen know either by email karen@chipsplay.org or by telephoning the office on 01992 534664.

If you think your place of work would be interested in supporting CHIPS, please let the office know, and we can arrange to send a formal letter.  Companies can help in a variety of ways, namely,  one off donations, nominating CHIPS as their charity of the year, donating raffle prizes, event support, printing and everything in between.

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

 Climbing Club, Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex CM20 2QS – 11.00am-1.00pm – 10th, 24th January, 7th & 21st February, 6th & 20th March – (please note that 7th February and 20th March will be scramble net and low ropes sessions.)  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, venue and dates to be confirmed – 7.00-9.00pm   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.

 

Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – 7.00-9.00pm – 7th and 21st January, 4th & 25th February, 3rd & 17th March.  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 16th January, 13th February, 12th March – 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.

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!!

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

Well done to the Hoddesdon staff for embracing the Christmas Jumper Day!!

 

CHIPS jumper hoddesdon

5p jam jars – to date we have raised just over £1,000.  Thank you to everyone who has already taken a jar.

CHIPS have been nominated as one of the beneficiaries of the Ware ASDA Green Token Scheme, so if you visit ASDA keep a look out for CHIPS.

Many thanks to the NCS group for raising the huge sum of £556.00, by running a cake stall and bag packing in Waitrose.  Many thanks to all involved for all their hard work.

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Amanda Burgess’ (CHIPS Treasurer) Mum, Joy raised a fantastic £220.00 on her stall at the Broxbourne Christmas Fair, selling knitted animals and blankets.  Many thanks for your continued support.

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Vickie Lewis has entered the 2016 Isle of Wight Challenge raising funds for CHIPS – please support her by visiting her Virgin money giving page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/VickieLewis

5p jam jars – to date we have raised just over £1,000.  Thank you to everyone who has already taken a jar.

 

https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/

 

Christmas shopping?! Please don’t forget to use Giving Machine.

This online facility has provided us with free extra cash donations for CHIPS. Please remember to click and shop via The Giving Machine, so that a donation is made to benefit CHIPS.

Every purchase you make helps boost our fund-raising efforts. Total to date ££462.65! Thank you for shopping via The Giving Machine; supporting CHIPS.

 

 

 

 

 

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