Newsletter No. 32

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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 – 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 – 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.

Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – 7.00-9.00pm – 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, 9thJuly – 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

Thursday 2nd June – 10.30am – Hertford Theatre Relaxed Screening of  Disney’s Zootropolis.  Book tickets direct with the theatre – call 01992 531500.

Forthcoming Events:

Thursday 16th June, Lunch in the Garden – Albury End, Ware – 12.00-3.00pm – cost to be confirmed.

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

 

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

A very big thank you to Vickie Lewis and Michell Birchall who took part in the 2016 Isle of Wight Challenge and raised just over £1,000.  Well done ladies!  Terrain was tough and the weather even tougher.

CHIPS Spring Quiz – 29th April – Once again a very enjoyable, busy evening.  Many thanks to the Orpin family for running a superb quiz evening.  The event raised the fantastic sum of £1,326.90, and we have had lots of positive comments about the evening.

Thank you everyone who came along to support us at the Methodist Coffee Morning on Saturday 7th May.  The weather was very warm, and the total amount raised was £650.00.  Many thanks to everyone who made cakes for us to sell on the day, and special thanks to Julie Williams (Hoddesdon parent) for knitting a teddy bear with accessories for us to raffle on the day, and Carol Deacon who made a gorgeous teddy bear’s tea party cake for us to raffle on the day.

Many thanks to Mrs Simpson for her kind donation of £130.00 – raised by selling her wonderful knitted creations.

Our 5p jar total now stands at £1,482.50 – jars are still being filled with 5ps – many thanks to those who have contributed in this way.

Many thanks to CP Foods (Helen Mepham – Bishops Stortford Parent) for their kind donation of £250.00.

On the 28th May, Paul Johnson is competing for CHIPS in the North Norfolk Coastal walk – 47 miles in 1 day – please visit his Just Giving page to sponsor him – http://www.justgiving.com/Paul-Johnson95

On 24th September, Sarah Kent will be completing the London Marathon Walk for CHIPS, covering 26 miles through the streets of London.  Please show your support by visiting her Just Giving page – http://www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Kent13

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 then replace the £5 for £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to donate accordingly.

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