Newsletter No. 31

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Current Vacancies:

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 April, 8th & 22nd May, 12th & 26th June and 10th July– (please note that 22nd May and 10th July  will be scramble nets 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 April, 3rd & 24th May, 7th & 28th June and 5th July.   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.

The Computer Club is looking for a Wii balance board to use at the club sessions.  If anyone has one that they no longer use and would like to donate it to CHIPS, please let the office know – 01992 534664.  We are also looking for any unwanted Wii games.

Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – 7.00-9.00pm – 5th & 19th May, 9th & 23rd June and 7th July.  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

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

Club will run on 28th May, 18th June, 9th July  – 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.

General Information

Special Needs Swimming – John Warner School Sports Centre – Sundays 4.00-5.00pm, admission free to children and carers including siblings.  Children must be accompanied by their parent/carer. Session is exclusively for special needs children.  Full details available in the sport centre literature/programme.

Forthcoming Events:

Methodist Church Coffee Morning, Ware Road, Hertford –  7th May – 10.00-12. noon – come along and support CHIPS, there will be a plant sale, lots of delicious cakes, pre-loved items, books, and much more.  Chance to have a coffee and a piece of cake and support CHIPS at the same time!

Thursday 16th June, Lunch in the Garden – Albury End, Ware – 12.00-4.00pm – cost to be confirmed.

Friday 8th July – Lunch and Afternoon Tea, Ware Road, Hertfordtimings and cost to be confirmed.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

CHIPS 5K/10K walk

New total now stands at £2,726, with sponsorship money still coming in.

Thank you to Waitrose in Hertford for their kind donation of  £411.00 to CHIPS from their Community Fund Green Token Scheme.

Big thank you to Gill Dowling (office) for organising a CHIPS Bake Off competition.  Lots of delicious cakes and bakes.  The event raised £205.60.

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Good luck to Vickie Lewis and Michell Birchall who will be taking part in the 2016 Isle of Wight Challenge to help raise much needed funds for CHIPS  – please visit their virgin money giving pages to support them.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/VickieLewis

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MichellBirchall

 

You can also donate to CHIPS by text.  Just Text ‘CHIP21 £5’ to 70070 to donate to CHIPS and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.  You can

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