A charity that runs fully inclusive playschemes has received a cheque from £2,600 from East Herts Council chairman Jonathan Kaye.
CHIPS (CHildren’s Integrated Playschemes) organises activities for children with special needs and their siblings. It’s one of two charities chosen by the chairman to support during his year in office.
Councillor Kaye said: “I’ve seen the work they do on Saturdays and throughout the summer and it’s fantastic. I only hope they can get back to their regular routine as soon as COVID-19 restrictions change.”
CHIPS chairman Graham Nickson said: "We are delighted with the donation of £2,600 from councillor Kaye, raised over the past year as chairman of East Herts Council. CHIPS relies on donations to enable us to offer a full range of play activities and social opportunities for children with special needs with their brothers and sisters."
CHIPS offers play and social opportunities to disabled children aged 3-19 in Hertford, Ware and Bishop’s Stortford and in Broxbourne. It currently has more than 300 children from 220 families on its books.
In normal times, they organise a Saturday Club during term time, as well as day sessions in the summer holidays and during Easter and Christmas holidays. This gives children have the opportunity to play in a safe, secure and loving environment and gives their parents a short break from their caring responsibilities. Currently they are in hibernation and all their activities are online.