Newsletter No. 44


Forthcoming Events:

London Marathon – 23rd April

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

Post 19 Education Seminar  Tuesday 21st February 2017 in Cambridge

Seminar for parents and carers who are concerned with the provision which is being offered Post 19 Education Seminar
after the age of 19.

Register your interest by email at  Cost £50 per person including light refreshments.

Hertfordshire Children’s Fund

Hertfordshire Children’s Fund is a small, volunteer-led charitable fund that aims to help disadvantaged children in Hertfordshire aged 0-16 years living in families on a low income, where real need exists and statutory funding is insufficient.  Please visit the website for more information   Please note that applications must come from a professional eg. Health visitor, social worker, physio or occupational therapist, GP, teacher or children’s centre worker.


The Bishops Stortford Scheme are in need of plastic boxes, any size, and any spare clothing for both boys and girls.  Mainly trousers, joggers and pants.  If you have anything to donate please either send through to the office or take direct to the scheme.  Thanks.

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 and we have a new time of 12.30 – 2.30pm

Climbing Club, Essex Outdoors, Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex CM20 2QS –

  Sunday’s –  5th & 19th February, 5th & 19th March 2017.

Cookery Club, Pinewood School, Hoe Lane, Ware SG12 9PB – 7.00-9.00pm – new  term’s dates – 2nd & 23rd Feb, 9th & 23rd March.  (Cost 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, 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.  Contact 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.

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.


CHIPS Aerobathon was a great success and raised just over £322.00 – an exhausting time was had by all!!  Many thanks to Hazel Smith, Helen Smith, Gill Dowling and Karen Slater for organising and running the event.  Also to the Instructors for giving up their time and to Wodson Park for providing the setting.



Many thanks to Chauncy School Yr 7  Pupil, Zara Hashmi for raising £213.00 for CHIPS.  Well done Zara and thank you for choosing CHIPS

Thanks also to Chair Rhiannon Lowe for organising the 12 days of Christmas raffle, which proved to be very popular and has now raised the fantastic sum of just over £1,000.
Our 5p jar total now stands at £2,219.86 – jars are still being filled with 5ps – many thanks to those who have contributed in this way.  If you have any jars at home please bring them to scheme or drop them into the office.


Bishops Stortford scheme raised  a further £21.00 from their Xmas Jumper collection – well done to them.

Many thanks to Mrs Graham (Hoddesdon Parent) for further  donations in memory of her mother Mrs B Kimsey.2017-01-31

The Giving Machine (online commission to charities from over 1500 retailers), please share with friends and family to support CHIPS!  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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