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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…


Do you know how much we rely on volunteering in addition funding? Each year we require over 500 volunteers to make…

Could you #donate an #EasterEgg to the annual @piratefm Easter Egg appeal? Donated eggs will be shared between 4 ch…

We love these simple tips for children on #InternationalDayOfHappiness 😊

A massive thanks to Bethel Ladies Group in #Cornwall for raising £385 from their annual Spring Fayre at Bethel Chap…

We can often assume all boys like PE - this is an interesting article with some schools making positive changes ens…

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