CHEXS Summer Newsletter 2020 – JULY

CHEXS Summer Newsletter – JULY 2020

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CHEXS Online Grow competition Winners – 2020
Supported by CHILDREN IN NEED 
On the 12th July CHEXS announced our ONLINE Grow Club winners.

Our Winners were:
1st Place – Matas S
2nd Place – Son of Amanda S
3nd Place – Alex P

Our judges felt we also had 3
‘Highly Commended’
Kai Zavros & Jennifer Z.
Kaleo P
Annabelle G

Thank you all for taking part. You have all looked after your plants brilliantly and choosing an overall winner was incredibly hard.

You should all be SO proud of what you have grown.
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to nurture a plant or a flower from a seed into a fully grown plant.

A BIG thank you to our judges
Tony Gorton
CHEXS Chair of Trustees
Sir Charles Walker
Broxbourne MP/CHEXS Patron
Cllr Lewis Cocking
Leader of Broxbourne Council 
for taking their time to judge our fabulous growers.

See you next year for our 2021 Competition

CHEXS Community Foodbank Deliveries

A massive thank you to Hertfordshire Community Foundation  for their funding to CHEXS during the Covid 19 crisis.
CHEXS have been working in partnership with the Broxbourne Foodbank and Holdbrook primary school to support our community over the last few months with over 134 foodbank parcels delivered.

Quote from a mum: “We do not know how we would have coped without CHEXS and Holdbrook Sch setting up the Foodbank drop off in Waltham Cross”

Quote from Holdbrook Foodbank team “So glad we continue to support families and our local community in these very challenging times.”

New Starters
CHEXS is delighted to announce that there will be 2 new starters at CHEXS in September.
1) Family support Worker
(Specialism Parenting)
2) A Family Support worker
(Specialism Children & Young People)
Please keep an eye on our social media pages for further #meettheteam posts for our Trustee’s, Volunteers and soon our new starters.

Our Young People’s Journeys
The children / young people we have mentored have shared some amazing journeys with CHEXS during this year and into Covid-19 Lockdown. We shared some of these stories via our social media channels. In case you missed our #smallcharitiesweek posts, here’s a snapshot of some of them.
It is thanks to BBC Children in Need COVID-19 2020 Booster Programme that have awarded a grant to CHEXS to help us continue to support children who are isolated due to Covid-19 and help them improve their resilience.

CHEXS would like to end this school year’s newsletter with a few thank you’s to some of the funders and contributors who have helped CHEXS deliver further key services to our community during such a challenging time.

County Council Locality Budget                      

CHEXS is grateful for the kind contributions of our local County Councillors Mark Mills Bishop Flamstead End / Turnford, Dee Hart Waltham Cross, Lesley Greensmyth Goffs Oak / Bury Green and Dave Hewitt – Cheshunt Central CHEXS, at a time when our help is needed more than ever.

Locality Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF)                       

The additional funding we have been kindly awarded will enable CHEXS to increase our resources, enabling us to do everything within our networks, resources and know-how to be here to help both during and after this crisis passes.

Garfield & Western Foundation                                             
Garfield and Western Foundation have awarded a core cost grant to CHEXS. 
Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund.                                   
B3 Living
have financial supported CHEXS to purchase an additional 3 laptop to issue to families. Thank you B3 Living
The Craft Room anBrothership / 366daysofphotography                                  
for choosing CHEXS  as their chosen charity. 
COVID 19 Lottery
funding application for lost revenue from CHEXS fundraising events and to help cover additional hours for our staff over school holiday periods. 
BBC Children in Need’s COVID-19
2020 Booster Programme have awarded a grant to CHEXS. The grant will help the charity continue supporting children who are isolated due to Covid-19 and help them improve their resilience.

If anyone would like to donate to CHEXS, no matter how large or small it would be very much appreciated (and can be done through our Facebook page very easily) – this is an incredibly tough time for all charities and your donations can make a real difference.
Thank you.