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Ice Cream Moments

Ice Cream Moments

This summer at CHICKS, we're celebrating 'Ice Cream Moments' - those special holiday memories that we treasure forever!

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What is CHICKS?

What is CHICKS?

CHICKS provides free, week-long respite breaks for disadvantaged children aged between 8 - 15 living in the UK. We believe every child has the right to make positive childhood memories! 

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Celebrate with us!

Celebrate with us!

2017 is our 25th Anniversary year and we would love you to celebrate with us! If you have a big celebration this year, could you ask friends and family to make a donation to CHICKS instead of buying a gift? 

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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Warning: alleged emails from CHICKS

It has been brought to our attention that emails with the subject line ‘Good to see you’…

3 Masts Challenge raises £205!

Tavistock Wheelers Cycling Club raised £205 for CHICKS when they took on their brand new '3…

Allegra’s Ambition gives young carers the break they need

Last week’s respite break at CHICKS’ Coastal Retreat was made possible thanks to support…

DHL Transform It! Grant transforms our play barn!

A grant of £10,000 from DHL UK Foundation has helped transform the play and arts and crafts barn…

Introducing the Ice Cream Moment!

What's your ice cream moment? We all have one!  Most of us are lucky enough to remember…


We're at #Tavistock Summer Fete today - brave the rain and come to get your raffle tickets! We've got some great pr…

This year is our 25th Anniversary, which we're incredibly proud of! One of the biggest…

Thank you to @TavistockWheel for all their support!

"I really enjoyed my day today because I walked 7 miles for the first time in my life. It was really fun and I enjo…

Just four weeks until those shiny new £10 notes are released! Will you put yours to good use? #FirstTenner

Charity Dinner at Trenython Manor, Cornwall

Trenython Manor, Tywardreath at 7pm on Tuesday 29th August.  Join us for a delicious…

Coastal Retreat Open Day

Want to find out more about CHICKS? We provide free respite breaks for disadvantaged children from all…

Golf Day, Ashbourne

Join us for our first ever Derbyshire Golf Day on Friday 22nd September at Ashbourne Golf Club!  Entry…

The Big CHICKS Jump

Do you want to take part in an exhilarating skydive? Are you ready to take on the challenge for CHICKS? On…

Santa Fun Run, Callington

Get into the festive spirit with CHICKS! Where: Callington Bowling Club, PL17 7JE When: Saturday…

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