Making Memories… Giving Hope

Hello summer!

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Today marks the start of our summer awareness raising campaign, Ice Cream Moments.

The aim of this deliciously summery campaign is to celebrate the special holiday memories we enable hundreds of children to make while on a CHICKS break – memories we call Ice Cream Moments.

Over the next few weeks we’re going to be sharing stories from children who’ve been on a respite break with us as they explain what their favourite memories (or Ice Cream Moments – as we call them!) have been.

Maisie’s was definitely getting out on the water: My favourite part of the week was river rafting – I realised how good my kayaking skills were for the job!”  While Charlotte loved ‘making new friends and experiencing new things and adventures!’

CHICKS Head of Respite Breaks, Richard Whitehouse, explained more: “For many children, attending a CHICKS break is the only chance they will have to make those special summer holiday memories, so we are committed to making it as memorable as possible for them.

“We arrange trips to the beach and countryside, give them the opportunity to achieve things they didn’t think possible, such as rock climbing or horse riding, and have the chance to make new friends.”

To support our campaign, keep an eye on our social media channels for more stories from the children we’ve supported, and like and share our posts to help us reach new people! You can also help to raise awareness by sharing your own summer holiday memories with us using the hashtag #myicecreammoment – we’d love to hear them!

If all this talk of ice creams is tempting you, join us at one of our Ice Cream Days, which are being held across the UK this summer. We’re partnering with some scrumdiddlyumptious companies to give away some freebies AND tell you more about our work. More details will be announced soon!

If that’s not enough you can also look out for us at a number of locally-organised events in Cornwall and Derbyshire, where we’ll be giving you the chance to win a WHOLE JAR full of marshmallow ice creams!

However you choose to support CHICKS – we thank you hugely for your support, and hope to catch up over an ice cream some time soon!

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