Newsletter No. 52


Parent/Carers Newsletter No. 52

Parent Feedback Forms

Don’t forget to complete your Parent Feedback form, these forms are important to CHIPS as they provide us with very useful information.  Feedback form are also available to complete online.  Thank you for your help!

Parent Trustee

We are looking for new Parent Trustees, especially to represent the Ware scheme.  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


CHIPS has been selected by the Co-op to be one of their charities to receive 1% of Co-op branded purchases for the next 6 months.  If you are a Co-op member you can support CHIPS immediately at and select CHIPS as your cause.  To become a member visit the website  and sign up.  As a member you will get 5% off Co-op branded purchases – so sign up and support CHIPS today!



For our Glitter Ball Gala Dinner we are having a sparkle tree to help raise much needed funds for CHIPS.  If anyone has any spare bottles of Champagne that they would like to donate, please contact Karen at the office on .

We will also be producing an A5 programme for the tables at the Glitter Ball.  If you or anyone that you know would like to place an advertisement in the programme, please contact Karen at the office.  Cost will be £25.00 for a half page and £50.00 for a full page.

Forthcoming Events:

Saturday 7th October  – CHIPS Glitter Ball Gala Dinner – 7.00pm – Midnight

Ware Drill Hall, 17 Amwell End, Ware SG12 9HP.  Join us for a Strictly themed evening, to include a three course meal, live music (Adele tribute), professional ballroom dancers.  £55.00 per person, black tie dress code.  Contact or call the office 01992 534664. Last few tables left.



Sunday 30th September – 10am at Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware.

Largest Nordic Walking lesson ever – help our trustee Hazel Smith to break the Guinness world record.  Register to book your place with




Parents Information

Zambo Dance Nights – monthly dance nights for people with additional needs, £5.00 entry and support staff free.  7.30-9.30pm – contact for further information.

David P MacDonald Photography in Ware has donated Family Portrait Vouchers worth £194.00 (to include a 1 hour studio session and an 8” x 6” heat sealed and frame portrait) for only £20.00. The £20.00 you pay will then be donated back to CHIPS.  To take advantage of this fantastic offer please call the studio on 01920 486095 with your credit card details and your voucher will be posted directly to you.  Don’t forget to mention that you are calling from CHIPS.  Full details have been emailed out to all families.


Huge thanks to Paul Smith and Stephen Wright for completing the 100 mile bicycle ride from London to Surrey.  Total raised to be confirmed.

Paul Smith





Stephen Wright




Many thanks to the Methodist Church, Hertford for their kind donation of £94.39.

Bishops Stortford Carnival  – thank you to everyone who helped at the carnival.  Lots of awareness raised in Bishops Stortford on a very hot day!


Wow! Stuart Hall (Ware parent) has completed his10k runs.   He’s raised over £960 so far thanks to his hard work and the lovely customers of iSmashedIt in Hoddesdon where he is the manager. Nice one Stu, and keep up the brilliant work!

Thank you to everyone who came along and volunteered to “not shake” a collection bucket at the Ware Carnival on 1st July.  Total collected was £1,046.00 – this money will be added to the other fundraising amounts that Ware Town Council has collected and will be presented to CHIPS at their AGM in August.







Thank you to everyone that helped at the GSK Community day in July.  Total raised to be announced at a later date.








A huge thank you to everyone that has donated Wii games, boards and steering wheels.  Also thank you to the Bishops Stortford parents who have kindly donated bicycles to the Bishops Stortford scheme.


Many thanks to Broxbourne School for the kind donation of £100, which was collected by the 6th Form students.


A huge thank you to Forres School for raising £417.45 for CHIPS.  Pupils took part in a Business Enterprise week, which included making items for sale to parents, friends, staff and pupils.

Our 5p total is now up to £2,572.47 – many thanks to everyone who has been collecting their 5ps – keep up the good work!!




Going away this summer or getting a few bargains in the sales?  CHIPS gets 50p and a percentage of your purchases if you use the link below – please sign up now.


CHIPS On eBay! 

You can now support CHIPS by selling your unwanted items on eBay! You can donate anything from 10-100% of the sale price. or the you can search for us here: It’s a great way to declutter and sell unwanted items, and support CHIPS too!


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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