Newsletter No. 39


Aviva Community Fund


CHIPS needs you to vote Please vote for CHIPS using the link below, 10 votes per person –

Please share with your friends and family to help us get the highest amount of public votes.


An idea has been put forward to update the CHIPS logo.  Please see below the old and proposed new logo pictures.  Please let us know your thoughts.  Thank you to those who have already contacted us.



Funding Opportunity

Sir George Burns Fund. Is a small charity based in Hertfordshire which will give small awards (between £50 and £500) to disabled young people aged 16 – 21 living in Hertfordshire to enable them to purchase a special item of equipment or enable them to attend a recreational activity or educational activity. In special circumstances they will consider a person younger than 16. Please contact the office for further information.

Forthcoming Events:

Hertford Town Council – Christmas Gala- Saturday 26th November

CHIPS is running a Teddy Tombola Stall at the Hertford Christmas Gala in Hertford town centre on Saturday 26th November – 10.30am-3.00pm – please come and visit us, or if you can spare an hour or two to help please contact the office on 01992 534664.

London Marathon – 2017

 If you, or anyone you know would like to run in the London Marathon for CHIPS next year, please contact the office on 01992 534664 for further information.

ZAMBO Dance Nights

 A disco for young people with additional needs – forthcoming dates:

Wed 30th Nov & Wed 21st Dec

Venue – The River Room, Hertford Theatre,The Wash, Hertford SG14 1PS – time – 7.30pm-9.30pm, Cost £5.00 per person, support workers go free.  All young people must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  For further details please contact or

   Relaxed screenings at Hertford Theatre

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

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 at 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 – 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, 22nd Nov and 6th Dec

Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – 7.00-9.00pm – 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, 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 £1,970.78 – 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 again to Hazel Smith, Gill Dowling, Maddie & Tiegan for manning the cake stall at the Panshanger Park Run and raising £105.00.

CHIPS has signed up to Northbrook Fundraising – Please see below a link to purchase all your Christmas gift wrapping needs, 15% of all purchases will go to CHIPS, just select CHIPS from the drop down box on the first page.

CHIPS will receive 15% of all purchases.
With Christmas looming, we have signed up to a fundraising website where you can buy all your gift wrapping.  Have a look at for the full range.  Please share with your family and friends to support CHIPS!

The Giving Machine (online commission to charities from over 1500 retailers), please share with friends and family to support CHIPS!  November is the busiest online shopping month so please sign up it’s very quick and easy.  This is our link:

This is the shop and give app link:

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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