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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

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: -…

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…


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We still have places available to run for @CHICKScharity in The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon…

Anyone that works with a child in a professional capacity can refer them for a 5 day residential respite break. A…

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Miss Ivy Spring Garden Fete

Come and join us this May Bank Holiday Monday at the Miss Ivy Spring Garden Fete in the beautiful…

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…

National Cream Tea Day

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

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