CHEXS Summer Newsletter – July 2021

CHEXS Summer Newsletter 2021
July 2021

TWO fantastic opportunities to WIN with CHEXS this SUMMER!!

Tickets are £2 each prizes include….

Tottenham signed pennant flag

Bungee jump courtesy of
Snowcentre vouchers
chidrens game hampers
and so much more…


Fancy a fun day out at Cedar Park in Cheshunt?

CHEXS have created this fab detective hunt for you and your children to solve around the fabulous setting of Cedar Park.

The trail costs £2.50 and once completed all you need to do is enter your ticket number and the solution to
for a chance to win a fab prize.


All funds raised from the above activities go direct to CHEXS services.
Your support is much appreciated.

Thank you to all of the entrants to our CHEXS Online growing competition.

This year it has been such a phenomenal response and even BIGGER and BETTER than last year!
Keep watching our social media channels for the winners will be announced by 25th July
Some fantastic growing from all of the young people involved in this project.
#watchthisspace #winnerstobeannounced

Time for you
Coffee, cake and make

CHEXS has been lucky enough to secure a grant from the National Lottery to run a Coffee, Cake and Make session to give community members the chance to relax and re-charge with like minded people

Our Anxiety workshop at Goffs Oak Primary School this term was very well attended. Quotes from parents included:

  • ” Really helpful knowing the signs, my child shows many of these and I don’t always deal with them in the right way so great to be able to understand and use tips to support her” 
  • “So nice to hear other parents going through similar things I thought I was the only one – reassured I can help my child.”
  • “Great workshop lots of ideas and solutions that are easy to use whilst helping my child with anxiety.”

Due to demand we have planned a variety of parent workshops in all Primary Schools from September, these include: Anxiety and your child, Behaviour, Routines and Boundaries, Debt and Money Management. Please look out when these will be running at your School.

The Family Support Team visit Schools on a regular basis, we meet and greet at the School gates and have Support Sessions in Schools, please feel free to drop in or say hello at the gate, we are a friendly team and offer support and guidance with a range of issues.

Quote from School staff:
“Family Support you engage so well with the parents and it shows in the results of the referrals that the parents are engaging well with the service. I think you do an amazing job and you are a great asset to the school”

CHEXS Holiday Provision
CHEXS has been delivering holiday provision for some of the children attending the CHEXS Growth project. 

Activities are co-produced with the children allowing them the freedom to decide which activities they would like to take part in. 

Activities have included arts, crafts, fun games and a nature walk around Cedars Park.  

Holiday clubs have given the children the opportunity to be outside, gaining additional skills whilst building their friendships rather than being on their own during lockdown.  

CHEXS Holiday Provision
CHEXS has been delivering holiday provision for some of the children attending the CHEXS Growth project. 

Activities are co-produced with the children allowing them the freedom to decide which activities they would like to take part in. 

Activities have included arts, crafts, fun games and a nature walk around Cedars Park.  

Holiday clubs have given the children the opportunity to be outside, gaining additional skills whilst building their friendships rather than being on their own during lockdown.  

Rainbow Prints 
During the height of the pandemic CHEXS was donated Waltham Cross Rainbow prints showing The Eleanor Cross under a rainbow of hope and in appreciation to our incredible our incredible NHS and local charities.

We will be proudly delivering these to local schools and senior citizen independent living homes in Waltham Cross next week as the restrictions are lifted as we (hopefully) reach the end of the rainbow. Watch out for the social media posts!

The CHEXS Self-Esteem project has been such a success over the past 10 years building the confidence and self-esteem of so many children and young people in our local area helping them achieve their personal goals.

We have been reviewing the programme and have decided to re-name it to The Growth Programme. It has become evident that this programme has evolved to enable the children and young people to improve and empower themselves by setting goals and discovering where their full potential lies.

The new project name, Growth, reflects the development of positive life skills, development of a realistic and healthy self-esteem and improved mental health.

Would you like to join our team?

Part Time Administration Assistant

15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year. (Days & times negotiable)

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Administration Assistant to provide administration support for our charity.  To be responsible for recording information on to our database, dealing with enquires and to contribute to the smooth running of the office. With flexible working in our office which is based in Waltham Cross and from home.

The ideal candidate will have a good level of English and Math with previous experience working in an office environment with good administration skills. We are looking for someone who would like to join our team with excellent communication and IT skills who is organised and has a good attention to details and high level of accuracy.

The closing date for the job application is 5pm Monday 26th July.  Interviews will take place week commencing the 16th August. 
For further information and to apply head to WWW.CHEXS.CO.UK.

CHEXS children and young people team have been working in partnership with Millbrook School and Herts Police CYP Gangs and Schools Team to educate children on knife and gang related crime recently.

Lots of thought provoking questions were asked and answered.  Well done everyone. 

B3 Living Project

The CHEXS team have partnered up with B3 Living to create willow sculptures that their residents can enjoy. They have created a willow dome for children to play in at Valence Drive in Cheshunt and also outside the B3Living Cedars Lodge independent living complex.

Goffs Academy students helped on both projects chatting to the residents who came out to see what we were up to and commented on how nice the areas looked. Residents were offered the opportunity to have a go at using the willow but they decided to leave it to the CHEXS team and students.

CHEXS are looking forward to completing lots more projects in partnership with B3 Living

Our Trustees
We’re so fortunate and grateful to have such a committed and skillful group of trustees. On Monday 12th July they willingly gave up their time to input into our ambitions and priorities for the 2022- 2025 strategic plan.
 Working together, having ownership and an ambition to develop the future direction of our small charity, enables us to support the whole family and the local community to reach their goals.

CHEXS Family Support Team
Our Family Support team are #hereforyou and available for our parenting support, advice, tips and SO much more.
Here’s what our Family Support Team can help you with, we’re just a phone call or email away and we’re ready to help.

Each week Andrea, Kim and Lee offer their ‘Tips of the week’ to families to help, support and advice with common parenting struggles.Please stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linked-in pages for up to date workshops and parenting support.


CHEXS have delivered 14 afterschool clubs to four different schools including Brookland Juniors, Longlands. Andrews Lane and Burleigh. Funded by BBC Children in need, the focus of the sessions was to allow children to explore their leadership skills, build on their confidence and step out of their comfort zone. 

The groups were often mixed friendship groups, which helped the children to branch out and develop new relationships.
All of the sessions included varied activities and new and exciting team games. All participants were well involved and there was a lot of fun had by all!
Reviews were positive and it was a great opportunity to get to know more of the children and make a positive impact.                                       

We are #hereforyou during this difficult time

CHEXS were awarded a grant from Broxbourne Council to help families who were having financial difficulties with utility bills. The family support team met parents at a variety of venues to support with utility top ups.

Quotes from parents….

“Thank you this really helps Covid has caused me so many problems but its such a big help and one less thing to worry about.”

“Oh my goodness its like winning the lottery, I really thought it would be a £5 top up this is amazing I am really struggling looking after my husband that has suffered a stroke and the family and I have felt so alone this has made such a difference to our lives. I cannot thank you enough and to know somebody cares you really have helped me and my family Thank you for your kindness and making me smile I have not done this is so long. I am truly grateful for this act of kindness.”

Parent Feedback 2021

“Wow, I cant believe the change at home. Your support has been great and it was nice that we clicked and I trusted you to help me. Cant thank you enough you have changed all of our lives thank you.”

“Thank you it has helped me made sense of some of his behaviours and I feel better from just talking things through. I cant thank you enough for all your support, kindness and geniune care & just being there for me. Without you arranging the meeting we would not be where we are today. You are so good at your job and I would not have been able to do this without you.”

“Cant believe that just over a year ago I was not coping at all with my childrens’ behaviour was really bad, now with your help and support we are in a totally different place. I can actually say that we are so much happier and I feel much stronger and confident in dealing with their behaviour & other issues.”

We wanted to take a moment this morning to say a BIG #thankyou to all of our supporters and partners enabling us to continue providing our essential services to the local community.
We could not do what we do without the support of our volunteers, donors, fundraisers, local councils, charity partners, our team or YOU, our social media followers, likers and sharers.
At CHEXS we are proud to be able to continue our much needed work supporting families, homes and building a strong community at such a challenging time.
#hereforyou #support #families #thankyou #community #charity #chexs

If you would like to donate to CHEXS, no matter how large or small it would be very much appreciated. It can be done through our Facebook page or by clicking the link DONATE on our Website.
This is an incredibly tough time for all charities and your donations can make a real difference.

If you need us for support or advice during the holidays,
you can call us on 07950 303247

(Note: we will not be available on Bank Holidays)

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