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Celebrations and AGM

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The Chairman and Members of the Trustee Board of

Mid Suffolk HOPS 

Warmly invite you to the presentation of

Volunteer Certificates & Awards 

 Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 7pm

The Leading Live HUB

Crown Street


IP14 1HY

          A warm drink and biscuits will be available prior to the start of proceedings.

R.S.V.P.  By  28th September 2016


Mid Suffolk HOPS, 9 Spencer Way, Stowmarket, IP14 1UB

Tel: 07857618161   Or email


We would be please to see you and help us congratulate the volunteers on their superb efforts supporting children with servere disabilities, complex learning and behaviour needs. We will have slide show of photos from the past years scheme showing what activities have been running for the children.

 Please let Jackie know if you will be attending, her contact details are on the invite. 


We are always looking to improve our service, fresh ideas are always welcome.

We are on a mission to find new Trustees. We know you are a very busy but please consider becoming a HOPS Trustee, or if you can persuade someone you know to join us they would be most welcome. We are looking for people with Finance, IT, HR or any business experience, but all help would be appreciated.

We hold about 6 meeting a year, in the Stowmarket area, and we are a very friendly bunch.

If you are interested, or would like more information,  please do get in touch with Jackie, her contact details are on the AGM invite.



Save the date !!!!!

Posted in 2016, Fund Raising | Comments Off

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So Cute and Cuddly

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we will leave you to make up your own minds as to who are the cute and cuddly


Chicken on a swing????

Posted in 2016 | Comments Off

During the summer holidays, at HOPS we try and make the days exciting and enjoyable.

There had been a number of requests for animals, so this year we had a visit from Gemma’s Farm.

It was a lovely summer day and the children enjoyed getting up close with the animals.

There were so many lovely photos that you will find 3 posts.


Monday 1st August the children had a visit from Coco the pony and Lucy the dog.

Jan from French’s Equine Rehabilitation Centre, bought Coco and Lucy  from the care farm to meet the children at HOPS.


More Fun in the sun at HOPS

Summer Activity Days 2016


Relaxing in the Sensory Room

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Some times we all feel like just relaxing and chilling out.

Many of the children who attend HOPS choose to do this in the sensory room.



Come rain or shine

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The HOPS summer activity days are well under way.

The British summer has been its usual mixture of rain and sun shine.

However no matter what the weather holds, there is always fun at HOPS both in doors and out.

having survived the typical British weather over the Half Term..

Lets see if we can brighten your summer holidays at HOPS.

HOPS is open on the following dates with the activities and themes listed, why not come along and join the fun.

Booking in advance is essential !!!!!!!!!!!

Date Day Theme Activity
22nd July Fri  Sporty day  Odd sock day…. Put your best foot forward
25th July Mon  Disney Week  Character dressing up day
27th July Wed   Disney Week  Film day – craft work shop   a bouncy castle
29th July Fri  Disney Week  Crowns and tiarasWith Stars bouncy Castle
1st August Mon  Animals Week  Petting Pony, ( with animal hoppers and bouncy castle)
3rd August Wed   Animals Week  Petting FarmGoats sheep duck chickens and pony
5th August Fri  Animals Week  Owls and Cuddly Critters and Craft work shop i
8th August Mon  Circus /Magic week  Chris the Clown Circus Workshop
10th August Wed   Circus /Magic week  Steff’s Magic Show Bouncy Castle
12th August Fri  Circus /Magic week  Bubbles and Balloon’s Magic Bouncy Castle 
15th August  Mon  Music Day  To be confirmed ( music work shops)
17th August  Wed   Challenge Day  Its a knock out with Assault course
19th August   Fri  Party Day  Disco ,  wrecking-ball Bouncy Castle


HOPS is looking  for enthusiastic people to join the

Play worker team.

If you have experience of working with children and young people with disabilities and additional needs,

then we would like to hear from you.

please see attachments for more information



Job Description assistant Playleader Just summer

Job opportunities with Mid Suffolk HOPS no qual summer only