Newsletter No. 37

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Fundraising

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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 https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/CHIPSChampions

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 karen@chipsplay.org.

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 gill@chipsplay.org 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 gill@chipsplay.org to book a space.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and places must be booked in advance.

Sponsorship/Fundraisers/Donations:

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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