Parent/Carers Newsletter No. 56
Voting ends on 31st October- Make sure to ask for your blue token and vote for CHIPS
CHIPS has been selected as one of three charities to receive a donation from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme and voting will take place at the Hertford Tesco Store. To vote just make a purchase within the store of any value, and you will receive one blue token per transaction, and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag. Please spread the word to family and friends.
Reminder – CHIPS AGM this Friday 13th October from 7.30pm at Wodson Park Sports Centre, Ware. SG12 0UQ
To reserve your place, call the office on 01992 534664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The related documents are now available on the website.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Hazel Smith for raising an impressive £2650+ for CHIPS. Hazel organised a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest Nordic Walking lesson, last Saturday 30th September. The weather was fantastic and there was such a great atmosphere at Wodson Park. 224 people came along and completed the lesson which unfortunately wasn’t enough for a Guinness World Record. Thank you to everyone that came and supported the event and helped on the day. If you couldn’t make it and want to donate, her page is open for a few more days. https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/chipsplay/nordicgwr
Hazel (parent Trustee) tirelessly organises events for CHIPS and is a fundraising record holder in our eyes!
A massive thank you
To Amy Nelson, parent from our Ware Scheme, for holding an extremely successful ‘Party with a purpose’. Despite a last minute change of venue the event raised a massive £4,500.
Thanks also to QRS who raised £385.28 by holding a tombola and other fundraising activities.
Thanks to Megan Matunge from NCS who raised £137.33 at Harlow’s Got Talent.
Playleader for the Cheshunt Playscheme
If you know of anyone who would like to apply for the position of Leader, please direct them to our website which has further details. www.chipsplay.org
Saturday 18th November – Quality Homemade Christmas Crafts – Hertford area
more details coming soon
Friday 24th November – Hertford Christmas Gala – CHIPS bottle tombola.
We are looking for any bottle donations and also for volunteers to help on the stall for a few hours between 3.30pm and 8.30pm.
2 small under desk filing cabinets needed for the CHIPS office in Hertford
If you are able to help please contact email@example.com or call the office on 01992 534664.
SEN Halloween Disco, Friday 27 October, 7-9pm at Havers Community Centre, 1 Knights Row, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 3GR
Open to everyone, whether Grove Cottage members or not!
Tickets £5 – carers free
Awards for the Best Dressed, Snacks and refreshments available to purchase
To buy your ticket please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FLYERZ Hockey is for anyone with any disability, of any level or experience aged 6+
Training – Saturdays 8.45am at Simon Balle School, Hertford SG13 8AJ
Session are run by qualified DBS checked coaches and volunteers.
You can come every week or just once in a while. Whatever suits you. Contact email@example.com
Throughout the October Half Term Paradise Park will be in the Halloween spirit, with Animal Spooktacular Shows, the Wolves Woodland Walk, FREE Pumpkin carving sessions, on stage performances, a special Halloween hunt and FREE Wolf Masks for children.
Using the code HOWL15 – book before 15th October
FA England Disability Talent Day
Saturday 11th November from 10am to 1pm at the University of Hertfordshire.
For individuals that have Cerebral Palsy, Deaf (male and female) and Partially Sighted.
To book contact Ben Simms, Disability Community Coach on 07717 896185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Zambo Dance Nights – monthly dance nights for people with additional needs, £5.00 entry and support staff free. 7.30-9.30pm – contact email@example.com for further information.
CHIPS Activity Clubs for 12-19 year olds – Autumn term
Would your teenager be interested in attending any of our special activity clubs?
Climbing Club, Harlow
Sundays 12.30-2.30pm – 15nd October, 5th November, 19th November.
Age range has now been lowered to 10 years old.
Cookery Club, Ware
Thursdays 7.00-9.00pm –19th October, 2nd, 16th and 30th November (Cost includes all ingredients)
Computer Club, Hertford
Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm – 17th October, 7th November, 21st November and 5th December.
Please contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
If your Teenager would like to volunteer at the clubs please contact the office for details.
Hoddesdon Model Railway Club, Broxbourne Meadows, Mill Lane, Broxbourne EN10 7AX
Saturdays 10.00-11.30am – 21st October, 25th November, 16th December. The club is specifically for children aged 14+ but if your child is younger contact Gill at the office on 01992 534664 to discuss or email email@example.com to book a space. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer and places must be booked in advance.
Our 5p total is
now up to £2,601.64 – many thanks to everyone who has been collecting their 5ps – keep up the good work!!
If you an early bird with Christmas or are 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.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/?np_id=2377414 or the you can search for us here: http://charity.ebay.co.uk/. 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:
https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/chips-playschemes/ This is the shop and give app link:https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/
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.