FISH and CHIPS
Visited FISH: Fun in School Holidays, an amazing service run by Guildford Borough Council (the estimable Amanda Pick) with the support of charities like SATRO. Over four weeks of the summer holidays they provide entertainment and all sorts of experiences for over 500 young people who would otherwise be watching TV at home or at risk of being on the streets; they gain skills and confidence whilst having fun. Next door is CHIPS, a charity (www.chipsholidayplay.co.uk) , running a very similar programme but for much younger primary school children (150 over the summer) with the financial support of Guildford Borough Council, local companies and other charities. The atmosphere at both FISH and CHIPS is warm and very friendly with very devoted and caring staff providing such wonderful support to all these young people. A holiday beacon within Surrey for our young.