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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

Referring children for a CHICKS break

Jayne is Head of Pastoral Care at a primary school in Derbyshire and has been referring children from…

National Express

CHICKS are delighted to have been chosen as National Express’s newest charity partner. As part…

Why I volunteered for CHICKS

Most charities couldn’t do what they do if it wasn’t for their army of supportive volunteers,…

Why volunteer?

Most charities rely heavily on, and are hugely grateful for, the team of volunteers who work so hard…

Spring/Summer Magazine

Our Spring/Summer Magazine 2018 is available to read now! Inside, you'll find stories including: -…


As new General Data Protection Regulations GDPR are coming into force tomorrow, if you haven’t already we want you…

A CHICKS respite break can have a powerful & positive effect on a child in need of one. You can help us say 'yes' t…

Tomorrow new General Data Protection Regulations GDPR are coming into force & if you haven’t already we want you to…

Can you help? @CHICKScharity is in desperate need of 10 new #computermonitors for our HQ in Devon. If you are in…

People volunteer for all sorts of reasons: - to give back to a cause close to their heart - to share a skill / lear…

Golf Day, Cornwall

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

National Cream Tea Day

  Enjoy a West Country favourite and raise money for CHICKS CHICKS is teaming up with Rodda's…

Make the Point 10K Weston Super Mare

Make the Point 2018 is a 5K or 10K trail run and family fun day, starting at Kewstoke Village Hall from…

Prudential Ride London - Surrey 100

Join #TeamCHICKS on the 29th July for the Prudential Ride London - Surrey 100   Ride the…

The Great North Run

** All places Sold out for 2018 but please get in touch to register your interest for 2019 ** 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