Making Memories… Giving Hope

Original Cottages supports Ice Cream Moments


Massive thanks to Original Cottages for supporting our Ice Cream Moments fundraising campaign this summer, helping us raise awareness of the special holiday memories CHICKS is able to create for children from disadvantaged backgrounds across the UK.

We define Ice Cream Moments as those special summer holiday memories many of us are lucky enough to remember having had as a child; rock pooling with family, building dens in the woods, eating ice-creams in the sunshine or your first paddle in the sea!

Many of the children CHICKS supports do not have the chance to create these special holiday memories, so our campaign is about celebrating those we can enable to happen! For example, when Maisie took to the water for the first time on her week at CHICKS she said: “My favourite part of the week was river rafting; I realised how good my kayaking skills were for the job!”

We are thrilled that Original Cottages, the UK’s leading, family-owned holiday lettings company is supporting our sunny, happy and fun-filled summer campaign!

Francisco Rosas, Original Cottages Brand Manager, explained:  “We love the sound of CHICKS Ice Cream Moments campaign and are delighted to be supporting it this summer.

“We understand that something so simple as having an ice cream with friends can create a lasting treasured memory. For us, treasured moments are part of our brand ethos at Original Cottages. We provide our holidaymakers with unique properties in stunning locations, creating the perfect settings to share moments with friends, loved ones and four-legged friends.

“It is amazing to be able to support the fantastic work that CHICKS does with something so relevant to our values and brands.”

Remembering his own favourite summer holiday memories, Original Cottage’s Online Marketing and PR Specialist, William Affleck, added: “My summer holidays were spent exploring … out building dens in the beautiful Norfolk countryside! I can still remember cycling to my village store for an ice-lolly on a hot day.”

Throughout the summer we’ll be sharing Ice Cream Moments from children at CHICKS across our social media and website. We’ll also be out-and-about handing out free ice-creams - the first being with Cornish ice cream company Roskilly's at Lemon Quay in Truro on Tuesday 7 August.

The summer is such a special time for all children. You can help us raise the funds needed to provide more children with a CHICKS respite break and have the opportunity to enjoy sunshine-filled holiday experiences, create new memories and enjoy their own Ice Cream Moments

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