Newsletter No. 26

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Parent/Carers Newsletter No. 26

 CHIPS Information:

 We are looking for new Trustees to represent the Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Cheshunt and Hoddesdon schemes.  The Trustees meet 5 times a year in the evening.  If you would be interested in further details please contact Helen or Karen on 01992 534664 or email karen@chipsplay.org.

We also have a vacancy for a Treasurer, if you would be interested in finding out more about what this role involves, please contact Helen on 01992 534664 or email helen@chipsplay.org .

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.

Term dates for the following clubs (age 12+):

 Climbing Club, Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex CM20 2QS – 11.00am-1.00pm – 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, Hertford Selections Children’s Centre, Sele School, Welwyn Road, Hertford SG14 2DG –  7.00-9.00pm – 26th January, 9th & 23rd February, 8th & 22nd March  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 – 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.

Forthcoming Events:

Its back by popular demand!!  the CHIPS 5K & 10K walk – Sunday 20th March, please contact the office for your registration form.  12.30pm registration, walk/run starts 1.30pm.  Entry Fees £10 adult, £5 children (in advance), £12 adults, £5 children (on the day).  Choose to walk 5K or 10K or run if the spirit takes you!  Entrance fee includes a drink and a slice of cake at the finish.  Why not raise more funds for CHIPS by gaining sponsorship.  Forms available from the CHIPS office.  Call 01992 534664 or email karen@chipsplay.org or gill@chipsplay.org

Methodist Church Coffee Morning, Ware Road, Hertford – Saturday 14th May – come along and support CHIPS, stalls, cake stall and much more.  Timings to be confirmed.

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.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

Well done to the Cheshunt staff for Christmas Jumper Day which raised £17.00 and their Christmas Raffle which raised £93.00.

Well done to the Bishops Stortford Scheme for raising £33.50 for their Christmas Jumper Day.

Many thanks to the Hertford Arts & Crafts Group for donating the fantastic sum of £350.00.

Thanks also to Lewis Daniel (Hoddesdon family), who braved the zombie’s at the Cheshunt Zombie Run and raised £171.30.

Thanks to Jackie Barratt, friend of Hazel Smith for her donation of £15.00.

Thanks also to Mr & Mrs Slate (Hertford Scheme) for their donation of £150.00

Thanks also to the following families for their kind donations:

Mr & Mrs Oates – £100.

Mehta family – £250.

Mr & Mrs Mepham – £50.00

5p jam jars – to date we have now raised £1,184.70.  Thank you to everyone who has already taken a jar.

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

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