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11
Sep

Transformation @ HOPS

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National Citizens Service

Team Unity Transformation @ HOPS

 

Many young people aged 15 to 17 took part in the National Citizens Service programme  during the summer of 2017.

Each group of young people had to choose a charity or worthy cause to help during their programme of events.

Team Unity chose to support HOPS.

Some of Team Unity volunteer at HOPS and wanted to improve the look and feel of the back and front gardens at HOPS.   The back garden at Settles house had become quite over grown and a planters in the front garden had become a bit tatty.

Team Unity, raised funds to buy paint and plants,they also sourced other equipment needed for their project. The team put in many man hours to cut back and tidy up the back garden and spent a few hours jet washing the patio.

Below are photos of the results of their hard work, if you look at photos from the summer you will see the extent achievement

Thank you Team Unity for all your hard work!!

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21
Jun

Summer Programme 2017

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Creative Week

24th, 26th, 28th July  with junk fun, printing and Splash n splat art day

Sport Week

31st July, 2nd and 4th August  with safe archery, sport mania day and assault courses

Animals week

7th, 9th ,11th August is  with Petting Farm, Mini Monster and owls  

Pirates and Mermaids party week

14th, 16th, 18th August is   with bouncy castles, entertainers and T-shirt screen printing.

All activities take place at HOPS setting in Thorndon near Eye.

31
May

Young Farmers Visit HOPS

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 Young  Farmers visited HOPS to find out 20170526_211709 how we help children and young people with disabilities, with a view to supporting HOPS.

 

 

While many children are eagerly awaiting a visit from the Easter Bunny, children volunteers and staff had a visit from the Easter Bikers. Members of the Norfolk Advanced Motorcycle Club had a ride out from Norwich to the HOPS Saturday club at Thorndon. They kindly bought with them Easter Eggs and Easter crafts for everyone at HOPS.

More than 26 bikers met up close to Thorndon and roared onto the site as the children watched on in amazement as they parked up on the car park.  HOPS warmly welcomed them into the setting for a hot drink after their chilly ride over. The riders chatted with staff and children and found out more about what happens at HOPS. Once refreshed the riders kindly agreed that the children could mount their magnificent motorcycles.

For many children this was the first time they had experienced this many motorcycles in one place, they eagerly took up the chance to climb on board and have their photographs taken.

We would like to thank Norfolk Advanced Motorcycle Club and their members particularly Gary Walton for organising this fantastic event for the HOPS children.

We hope you all enjoy the photos

 

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On a very cold, muddy and damp day HOPS volunteers supported by Staff and Trustees spent the day at Combat paint balling in Thetford Forest.

As you can see from the pictures below everyone was very excited to be going paintballing, many of them for the first time.

The day went well and may volunteers were covered in mud and paint and few lost shoes in the muddy ground, these where soon retrieved.

There seems to be some confusion over which of the teams won over all on the day.

It was great to see young people enjoying themselves and many communicating with those they hardly look at let alone chat to during a HOPS day.

“HOPS teenage volunteers give over 4500 hours a year supporting children and young people with severe disabilities, its great to be able to recognise they contribution the give to those less fortunate” said Michael Powley Vice Chair of HOPS.

This team building day was made possible from funding through Suffolk Community Foundation and the Youth Social Action Fund.

15
Jan

  vol pic

Information HOPS will need from you ( either Post, email, Facebook messenger or text)
Full Name…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Date of birth………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Postal Address…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Email Address……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Telephone number……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
School/ College attending………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Would like transport from   Stowmarket Rail Station  or Debenham High school for Training Day
Email: midsuffolkhops@gmail.com        Facebook: HOPS playscheme      Text/ Call: 07857618161

15
Jan

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HOPS will be running 2 sessions during February half term 2016.

Monday 15th and Wednesday 17th

Lots of fun and games on offer.

spaces for children are still available.
Volunteers required for both days

Contact Jackie for more information

6
Nov

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Saturday Club dates for January to March 2016

January 9th OR 23rd

February 13th OR 27th

March 3rd OR 19th

In the event of bad weather, information will be posted on the HOPS website, HOPS facebook page, messages will be on HOPS answer phones and listen to broadcasts on BBC Radio Suffolk.

We will only shut if there is a safety risk.

3
Nov

AGM and Awards

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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 11th November 2015 at 7pm

The Leading Live HUB

Crown Street

Stowmarket

IP14 1HY

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

22
Jan

HOPS Dates 2015

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Saturday Clubs 2015

January 2015  10th   24th
February 2015  14th   28th
March 2015  14th   28th
April 2015  11th   25th
May 2015 9th   23rd
June 2015    13th   27th
July 2015   11th   18th

Volunteers Training Day 2015

18th April      9am till 4pm

For all new volunteers and those returning volunteers who need a Child Protection refresher course.

Half Term Activity Days 2015

May 27th and 29th

Summer Activity Days 2015

July 24th , 27th, 29th, 31st
August 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th , 15th, 17th, 19th , 21st .

AGM and Awards Presentation 2015

November 11th
7.30 pm
The Leading Lives HUB, Crown Street, Stowmarket.