Newsletter No. 33

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Parent/Carers Newsletter No. 33

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.

Staff & Volunteers needed at Bishops Stortford and Hoddesdon Schemes – please contact the office if you know anyone who would be interested in working/volunteering for us in the summer.

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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

Forthcoming Events:

Hertford Families – Saturday 11th June – Family Lunch to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, details have been sent out, please contact the office to confirm your attendance.

Ware Families –Saturday 25th June – Afternoon Tea to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday, details have been sent out, please contact the office to confirm your attendance.

Thursday 16th June, Lunch in the Garden – Albury End, Ware – 12.00-3.00pm – £10.00 a head. Places are limited, lots of yummy cakes, sandwiches and salads, in a beautiful country garden.  Please contact the office to book your place.

Friday 8th July – Traditional Afternoon Tea, Ware Road, Hertford – 12.00-5.00pm – £10.00 per person (£5.00 children)

Please call the office to book your place.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

Our 5p jar total now stands at £1,547.80 – jars are still being filled with 5ps – many thanks to those who have contributed in this way.

Many thanks to the Broxbourne U3A for the kind donation of £113.00, proceeds of a raffle the held recently.

On 3rd July, Terry Waller, Helena Wheelock, Nicolas Groom and Clive Waller are attempting the three peaks challenge for CHIPS.  Please show your support by visiting their Virgin Money Giving page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/threepeaksforchips

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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