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The 2014 AGM and Volunteer Awards were held on the 12th November, with 38 volunteers, parents, invited guests and trustees in attendance.

The awards are HOPS way of recognising the hard work our volunteers do throughout the summer. This year a total of 2476 hours were contributed.

This year HOPS presented a new award called the Sue Woolmer Award, in memory of a very dear member of the team who sadly passed away in 2014. The Sue Woolmer Award is given to a volunteer who has overcome personal adversity or difficulties. We were pleased that Adam Woolmer, Sue’s son, and Julie Copping, Sue’s sister, were able to present this new award to Bethany Barratt.


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The Bett Barnard Shield for most promising new volunteer went to Sophie Goddard, and the award for the most improved returning volunteer was presented to Ellie Dickinson.

Both Bethany Alliston and Paige Turbidy were given Special Recognition Awards for their outstanding contribution during the summer of 2014.

The Chair thanked the volunteers for their continued hard work, and all volunteers in attendance were presented with recognition certificates.


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Ready for the 2014 Summer Scheme.

Our Policy and Procedures page has been updated.


On the 19th February a group of us will descend upon Theford Forest for what will be a fantastic paint balling day!

Each person attending will be given 300 paint balls provided by HOPS, with extra paint balls on sale for £7 per 100.

Protective clothing will be provided but you may want to consider wearing more than one layer, as this will provide more padding should you be hit (Which you will as it’s paint balling) You may also want to think about footwear and clothes (Which might get muddy) So a spare change of clothes and footwear are a good idea.

A light lunch is kindly provided and there are vending machines on site should you want further refreshments

Photos will be taken so anyone who doesn’t want to be in the photos please let us know

One last thing… HAVE FUN!

Great news guys!

HOPS volunteers have been awarded £2899 from the Youth Opportunity Fund. With this money we have plans for team-building events for volunteers and siblings of young people who attend the HOPS play scheme who are over 13. Two planned trips, one for paint balling in Essex and another for ten pin bowling will take place between February and the end of March this year.

It is also planned to have team-building events at HOPS Settles House which will include T-shirt printing and other arts and crafts as well as group discussions around disability and how siblings cope with disabled brothers and sisters.

More information will be sent direct to the volunteers and siblings of HOPS users and will be posted on this website.

Keep your eyes here!



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Just a small photo from the HOPS AGM that took place on 18th Nov 2009.

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Here are some of the photos from October half terms HOPS

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Mid Suffolk HOPS has now been featured in the People and Places section of the BBC Suffolk Website.



Mid Suffolk HOPS’s facebook has now been updated. Become a fan of us here



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Mid Suffolk Hops were feature on BBC Radio Suffolk.

A copy of the section has generously been provided by BBC Radio Suffolk below

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