Newsletter No. 37





Well done to the CHIPS Champions for completing the Mud Run on Sunday 2nd October in Baldock.  The group: Amy White, Lynne White, Jane Sears, Caitlin Sears, Marianne Palmer, Helen Smith, Stephen Smith, Luke Smith & Jack Smith.  Please show your support by making a donation.  The fundraising link is

Thank you from the team to everyone who has already donated.  See the website for more muddy pics!!

Forthcoming Events:

   Relaxed screenings at Hertford Theatre

9th October – Finding Dory at 10.30am

29th December – Little Red Riding Hood Panto at 11am


Dates for your diary


CHIPS AGM – Friday 14th October at Allenburys Sports & Social Club – 7.30pm – invitations have now been sent out.  Buffet, entertainment, raffle & awards.  Please come and join us in celebrating another successful year!


Indian cuisine evening – 15th October please contact the office to book your place.  Cost is £20.00 per head.  Places are strictly limited.  The evening also includes an auction of paintings and crafts.


Its back! – the CHIPS Winter Quiz  – 4th November at Wodson Park, Ware – 7.30-8.00pm start.  Cost is £6.50 per person, 8 people per team.  Contact the office to book your team in.


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

Volunteers needed at all schemes  and we are looking for staff particularly in the Hertford and Hoddesdon Schemes – please contact the office if you know anyone who would be interested in volunteering or working for us.

Activity Clubs for 12-19 year olds

Would your teenager be interested in attending any of our special activity clubs?

Please contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email to book a place.  Cost is £4.00 per session or £24.00 a term.  Places for all clubs must be reserved in advance.

Climbing Club, Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex CM20 2QS – 11.00am-1.00pm – 16th Oct, 6th Nov, 20th Nov and 4th Dec from 11.00am-1.00pm.

Computer & Gaming Club, Hertford Selections Children’s Centre, Sele School, Welwyn Road, Hertford SG14 2DG –  7.00-9.00pm, 18th Oct, 1st Nov 22nd Nov and 6th Dec

Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – 7.00-9.00pm – 20th October, 10th November, 24th November and 8th December.  Cost is £4.00 per session or £24.00 a term.


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

Club will run on, 29th Oct, 26th Nov and 10th Dec – 10.00-11.30am.  The club is specifically for children aged 14+ but if your child is younger but would still be interested please contact the office to discuss.  Please contact the Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email to book a space.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and places must be booked in advance.


Our 5p jar total now stands at £1,894.12 – jars are still being filled with 5ps – many thanks to those who have contributed in this way.  Help us to get the total to £2,000 before the end of the year!!

Thanks to Stephen & Mark for arranging an 80s disco night, and raising £400.

Many thanks to the Mehta family for their kind donation of £250.00.

Well done to Hazel Smith, Maddie and Tiegan for manning a cake stall at the Panshanger Park Run, and raising a fabulous £146.00.  Thank you to everyone who made cakes and biscuits for them to sell.

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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