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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

Schillings complete the Three Peaks Challenge

Huge congratulations to Team Schillings who smashed the Three Peaks challenge in 24 hours between 18th…

Acronyms supports CHICKS' volunteers

We are hugely grateful to Plymouth-based IT and unified comms company, Acronyms, for funding training…

Referring children for a CHICKS break

Jayne is Head of Pastoral Care at a primary school in Derbyshire and has been referring children from…

National Express

CHICKS are delighted to have been chosen as National Express’s newest charity partner. As part…

Why I volunteered for CHICKS

Most charities couldn’t do what they do if it wasn’t for their army of supportive volunteers,…


A CHICKS break benefits a child in need of a break from their current home situation. If you're a #teacher or…

A CHICKS respite break for one child costs £970. How amazing would it be if you could help us raise money towards o…

Our respite breaks cater for up to 16 children who come to stay at our CoastaL Cornwall or Daleside Derbyshire retr…

Is your community group interested in #fundraising ? Our community team can support your fundraising efforts & arra…

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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…

Make the Point 10K Weston Super Mare

Make the Point 2018 is a 5K or 10K trail run and family fun day, starting at Kewstoke Village Hall from…

Prudential Ride London - Surrey 100

Join #TeamCHICKS on the 29th July for the Prudential Ride London - Surrey 100   Ride the…

The Great North Run

** All places Sold out for 2018 but please get in touch to register your interest for 2019 ** 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