Newsletter No. 41


Hanbury Manor – Golf Captains Charity of the Year

Great news! – CHIPS has been chosen as Hanbury Manor’s Golf Captains’ charity of the year 2017 – watch this space for further details.  Well done to Hazel Smith (Parent Trustee) for being instrumental in this process

Wheelbarrow of Booze

This was drawn at the CHIPS office-, (video on Facebook), and the winner was Esme Willcocks (Bishops Stortford parent) – congratulations to Esme & Dave!  Many thanks once again to Hazel Smith Parent Trustee) for coming up with the idea, gathering all the bottles and selling most of the raffle tickets.  This has now raised just over £500.

Relaxed Screening Panto Ticket

This was won by Mrs Keeleigh Miller (Hertford parent) – congratulations and hope you enjoy the show!

CHIPS 12 Days of Christmas Raffle.

To raise funds for future Christmas parties we are running a CHIPS 12 Days of Christmas Raffle.  To enter:

During December, a prize will be raffled every day in the 12 Days countdown from the 14th – Boxing Day!  (Entry £1 a day or £10 for entry to all 13 days)

Updates will be shown on our Facebook page

Your support is so important so please pass to friends and families as well…

Tricycle for Sale

Pashley tricycle, claret, 7 speed, 17 inch wheels with a basket on the back.  The front folds to make transporting easier.  It is in very good condition, suitable for an older child or small teenager or adult.  Asking price is £450.00 (originally cost £760) near offers considered.  Please contact the office if you are interested.

Current Vacancies:

We are looking for new staff members at the Hoddesdon Scheme – please contact the office if you know anyone who would be interested in volunteering or working for us.

Forthcoming Events:

Hertford Symphony Orchestra – Christmas Concert – Ware Drill Hall, Sunday 11th December at 3.00pm – Tickets cost £14.00 for Adults, £6.00 for Children and Students, Family Ticket £34.00.  Collection proceeds to CHIPS.  Tickets available from the Hertford Tourist Information Centre – 01992 584322 or online

ZAMBO Dance Nights

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

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


Hertford Theatre   Relaxed screenings at Hertford Theatre

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




CHIPS Aerobathon – Wodson Park, Ware – Sunday 22nd January – 11.30-1.30pmScreenshot 2016-11-22 12.55.01

Come along and work off those extra Christmas pounds!. £10.00 per person.  Please contact the office on 01992 534664 or email to reserve your place.  Further details on the website




CHIPS Souper Walk – Tewin Memorial Hall – Sunday 5th February – 11.30am

Bowl of soup

Come and join us for a guided 5 mile walk around the Tewin countryside, then enjoy a bowl of homemade soup and crusty bread.  There will also be a stall selling cake.  Cost is £10.00 for adults or £5.00 for children.  Please contact the office on 01992 534664 or email to reserve your place.  Further details on the website


CHIPS Activity Clubs for 12-19 year olds


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


New details for the Climbing Club:


Age range has now been lowered to 10 years old.

Climbing Club, Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex CM20 2QS – 12.30pm-2.30pm (New Time) –  Sunday’s – 8th & 22nd January, 5th & 19th February, 5th & 19th March 2017.

 Climbing WallQuote from a parent:

The CHIPS Climbing Club has given Jack great self confidence. He always loves attending and the staff are wonderful with him. Jack has plenty of turns, but has also learnt some patience in waiting for his go. As a family we enjoy watching our son gain new heights in his physical  progression and his self awareness.



 Computer & Gaming Club, Hertford Selections Children’s Centre, Sele School, Welwyn Road, Hertford SG14 2DG –  7.00-9.00pm – new term’s dates  – 17th and 24th Jan, 7th & 21st Feb, 7th & 21st March 2017.  £4 per session, £24 for the term.  Please book in advance by calling Gill at the office on 01992 534664.


Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – 7.00-9.00pm – new  term’s dates – 5th & 19th Jan, 2nd & 23rd Feb, 9th & 23rd March.  £4 per session £24 for the term – (includes all ingredients)

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.

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

Club will run on, 14th January, 11th February, 11th March – 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.



Mark Giles (Hoddesdon Parent Trustee) is kindly running the London Marathon for CHIPS in April 2017 – please show your support and visit his sponsorship page

Our 5p jar total now stands at £2,093.79 – jars are still being filled with 5ps – many thanks to those who have contributed in this way.

Hertford Town Council – Christmas Gala- Saturday 26th November – Teddy Tombolamany thanks to Rhiannon, Julie, Karen, Helen, Gill & Karen for wrapping teddies, and manning the stall on the day.  Total raised was £129.00.

Many thanks to the Rosie Rainbow Charity for their very kind donation of £1,500.

Many thanks for the donations totalling £95.00 in memory of Mrs Bertha Kimsey.

Hertford & Ware Christmas Party Raffle raised £114.00.

Cheshunt Christmas Party Raffle raised £102.50.

Many thanks to GSK for the kind donation of £500 from their “Making a Difference scheme”

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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