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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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Fancy a challenge?

Fancy a challenge?

If you fancy taking on a challange we have plenty of events going on - you can take part and help raise funds for CHICKS! 


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

Help us say yes!

Help us say yes!

We want to say 'yes' to as many disadvantaged children as possible, when they're referred to us for a respite break.

You can help us do this by fundraising, donating, volunteering or completing a challenge!


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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Benefits of a CHICKS respite break

  A respite break at one of the CHICKS retreats is a perfect place for disadvantaged children…

The 25th Anniversary Ball

The CHICKS 25th Anniversary Ball took place at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London. We are so pleased…

12 Marathons for CHICKS!

We want to say a massive thank you and well done to Christina Manning, who in 2017, completed 12 marathon…

A Wonderful CHICKS Christmas

Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, 15 children were able to enjoy an extra special Christmas…

Derby RAG for CHICKS

We are over the moon that this year Derby Union of students has chosen us for their RAG charity. RAG…


There are many reasons why #disadvantagedchildren or #youngcarers benefit from a CHICKS respite break. The 4 key…

There are lots of ways you can get involved #giveback & #donate to help us ensure the disadvantaged children referr…

The wonderful team @piratefm are running their #EasterEggAppeal again this year! If you're able to donate an…

Join us for an evening of music with Extreme Cello and special Guests the Stubwood Singers. We are delighted that t…

Please join us for our CHICKS charity fundraising SPRING BALL at Yeldersley Hall, Ashbourne on Sat 24th March 18. S…

CHICKS Curry and Quiz Night

Join us at the Anayas Indian restaurant, Ashbourne, Derbyshire for a lovely Curry…

Extreme Cello Recital

Join us for an evening of music with Extreme Cello and special Guests the Stubwood Singers. Extreme…

Dodson and Horrell Chatsworth Horse Trials

  We are proud to be the official charity at this year's Dodson and Horrell Chatsworth…

Cornwall Coastal Path Walk

Join us for our annual two-day charity fundraising Coastal Path Walk from Perranporth to Hayle! The…

Golf Day, Cornwall

CHICKS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018 Trethorne Golf Club near Launceston, Cornwall Start time 9.30am   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