Making Memories… Giving Hope

About us
Get Involved
Donate Now
Complete a Rainbow Walk this May!

Complete a Rainbow Walk this May!

Will you stand beside children across the UK by taking part in a Rainbow Walk this May?

Join the fun today!

Donate to our coronavirus appeal

Donate to our coronavirus appeal

Your help is needed now more than ever.

Please give children hope that one day they'll be back at CHICKS, braving the dizzying heights of rock-climbing walls, splashing in muddy puddles and snuggling up for bedtime stories.

Click here to donate now

Join CHICKS Happy Place

Join CHICKS Happy Place

CHICKS Happy Place is now available to bring CHICKS fun and games into the homes of children and young people who would have been attending a CHICKS break in 2020.

Become a member for a taste of CHICKS breaks at home, including indoor and outdoor activities, mindfulness advice, gardening tips and recipe ideas.

Join today!

Important Notice

Important Notice

CHICKS respite breaks will stop from Friday 20 March until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

We are still accepting referrals for when our service can safely start again. Email

Click here for more information

Important Notice

Important Notice

Our shops and offices are closed because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, but our teams are working from home and happy to help.

Please email with your enquiry and a member of the team will be in touch.

Click here for more information

Important Notice

Important Notice

Our Fundraising Teams are working incredibly hard to secure the future of this charity and the income we so desperately need at such an unprecedented and challenging time.

Please continue to make donations online while our offices remain closed. Alternatively, email to arrange a bank transfer.


See how you can make a difference

Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

CHICKS welcomes new Board members

We are pleased to announce the appointment of seven new trustees to CHICKS' Board. The new members,…

Start a Rainbow Walk this May!

This May we are inviting families across the county to stand beside children affected by the coronavirus…

Calling all Home Heroes! Here comes The 2.6 Challenge

Organisers of the UK's major mass-participation fundraising events including the Virgin London Marathon…

Young carer turned top chef Omari McQueen to support CHICKS

The youngest award winning vegan chef in the UK, and the CEO and founder of Dipalicious, 11-year-old…

CHICKS launches Facebook Happy Place

After making the difficult decision to stop the provision of CHICKS breaks on Friday 20 March due to…


Remember it's @Plymouth_Live's Lockdown Pub Quiz for #CHICKS tonight! Get quiz-ical at at 8pm by clicking this lin…

@erinnblackk @Plymouth_Live Hi Erin, we've just replied to your FB message, happy for you to play our film. Thank you for your support!

We're thrilled to be the chosen charity for @Plymouth_Live's Lockdown Pub Quiz tomorrow! To get quiz-ical and help…

Today feels like the perfect day for a new start ☀️ A NEW Director of Income position has opened up at #CHICKS We…

It's the FINAL DAY to nominate #CHICKS in @Ecclesiastical's #MovementforGood Awards There's still time to help!…

Gavin & Stacy: The Dining Experience

Oh! What's occurring?! Nessa and Smithy are getting married – and you're invited to the…

Prudential RideLondon 2020

Join the CHICKS New Year's Revolution and sign up for the 2020 Prudential RideLondon, a series of…

Great North Run 2020

Join the CHICKS New Year's Revolution and sign up for the 2020 Great North Run on Sunday 13th September…

Brighton Marathon 2020

Join the CHICKS New Year's Revolution and sign up for the 2020 Brighton Marathon on Sunday 20…

Cornish Coast Path Walk - October 2020

Please join us for the annual CHICKS Cornish Coastal Path Walk, this time running from Land's End…

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