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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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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Preventing children going hungry in Plymouth this summer

We are preventing children going hungry in Plymouth this summer with a new programme of activities provided…

Summer Series - Meet Volunteer Edward Chapman

Edward Chapman has been a volunteer on many CHICKS breaks and is a fierce supporter of the charity's…

Michael Caines opens CHICKS new shop in Newton Abbot

Exeter chef Michael Caines opened our new shop in Newton Abbot last Friday 2 August. Michael Caines,…

Summer Series - Meet Volunteer Caitlin Bucher- Flynn

Meet Caitlin Bucher- Flynn, who is in her last year of university and volunteered on a CHICKS break…

Summer Series - Meet Volunteer Izzy James

In the first of our summer Volunteer Series, meet Izzy James, one of the super fundraising volunteers…


“The walk was challenging physically & mentally but I enjoyed the opportunity to mix with a variety of people… the…

Is your business thinking about its 2020 Charity of the Year? #CHICKS corporate supporters include…

Happy Saturday everyone! Can you spare a moment to vote for CHICKS to win £100,000 from @PersimmonHomes?! Imagin…

@sportplymouth and #CHICKS are doing everything possible to help children in #Plymouth this summer…

Come to see us @cornwallservice TODAY! The amazing team are holding a #CHICKS Fun & Awareness Day from now - 4pm O…

Wing Walking at Bodmin Airport, Cornwall

Dare devils and thrill seekers! Take up our Wing Walking challenge and pledge to raise £850.00…

CHICKS Awareness Day

CHICKS FUN DAY COMES TO CORNWALL SERVICES Cornwall Services are hosting a CHICKS Fun & Awareness…

Believe Dance Workshop and Show- Penzance

- BELIEVE, Annual Charity Show  Monday 19th August - Saturday 24th August  Workshops…

Cornwalll Motor Fest

CHICKS are going…

Simplyhealth Great North Run

The Simply Health Great North Run is taking place on Sunday 8 September 2019. WE HAVE 1 PLACE…

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