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CHICKS Memory Makers' Ball 2018

CHICKS Memory Makers' Ball 2018

Join us for a sparkling celebration of the difference your support makes to the lives of children and young people across the UK at the CHICKS Memory Makers’ Ball proudly supported by Hermes at London’s iconic Hilton Waldorf Hotel on Thursday 22 November.

For more information click here, email or call 01822 811020.

Autumn Magazine

Autumn Magazine

Our Autumn Magazine is out NOW!

Find out what we've been up to during the last few months and what brilliant events are coming up

PLUS meet four former CHICKS children (now adults) - all sharing their stories and experiences of coming on break as children

Head here to read our magazine online

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! 

Find out more

Fancy a challenge?

Fancy a challenge?

If you're a bit of an adrenaline junkie, why not tick a challenge event off your bucket list 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!

When they're referred to us, we want to say 'yes' to as many children who are in need of a respite break as possible.

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


Find out more 



See how you can make a difference

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CHICKS Memory Makers' Ball 2018

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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