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CHICKS Charity Shop

CHICKS Charity Shop

Our first ever charity shop IS NOW OPEN in Union Street, Torquay!

Pop in to browse our unique collection of pre-loved fashion, accessories, bric-a-brac, homeware, books and DVDs.

Open seven days a week!

What is CHICKS?

What is CHICKS?

CHICKS provides free respite breaks for children from across the UK who are aged 8-15, and who may be living in poverty, suffering bereavement, bullying or abuse or have caring responsibilities for loved ones. We believe every child has the right to make positive childhood memories! 

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Fancy a challenge?

Fancy a challenge?

If you're a bit of an adrenaline junkie, why not tick a challenge event off your bucket list AND help raise funds for CHICKS! 


Which one of our upcoming fundraising events and challenges is for you?

Volunteer with CHICKS!

Volunteer with CHICKS!

We're looking for volunteers to join us during 2019. Come along for a fun-filled week and help make a difference to children's lives!

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See how you can make a difference

Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Being a Young Carer: Danny's Story

14 year old Danny is a significantly high-level young carer for his mother who has multiple conditions,…

Why I'm running the London Marathon for CHICKS!

Keep on running ... CHICKS is delighted that Sallyann Chambers from Nottingham has agreed…

It's a Wrap!

Each year as December approaches, CHICKS runs a unique and meaningful operation to ensure every child…

Super Santas complete our Tavistock Fun Run!

Over two hundred santas braved the showers on Sunday to complete CHICKS Santa Fun Run in Tavistock! Men,…

Sophie's Story

Before coming to CHICKS Sophie had really low self-confidence due to experiencing bullying throughout…


#Cyclists! Fancy a #cycling challenge this year? We have SIX charity places available for @RideLondon in August.…

In 2018: - 708 children aged 8-15 attended a CHICKS break - we ran 51 breaks costing c£15,520 each - we were suppo…

Who's up for a brilliant #fundraising coastal #walk in #Cornwall? Get your walking boots on & join #teamchicks for…

“I've worked in schools where children have attended CHICKS breaks.I don't know of any child who has not spoken fon…

Jemma 9, has a challenging home life; she's been exposed to domestic violence & alcohol abuse in the past & has car…


A charity quiz night with meal on behalf of Children’s Charity CHICKS is being held at the wonderful…

Brighton Marathon

The Brighton Marathon is taking place on Sunday 14 April 2019 at 9.45am from Preston Park in…

Virgin London Marathon

Unfortunately, the application process for our Gold Bond Places for the London Marathon is now closed After…


Join us for a two-day charity fundraising Coastal Path Walk from Carbis Bay to Land’s End. The…

CHICKS Annual Charity Golf Day

CHICKS Annual Charity Golf Day 2019 Trethorne Golf Club near Launceston, Cornwall   Join…

Refer a Child

Refer a Child

Do you work with a disadvantaged child who could
benefit from a CHICKS break?

Anyone that works with children in a professional
capacity can refer to us. To find out how click below!

Refer a child