Making Memories… Giving Hope

Sophie's Story


Before coming to CHICKS Sophie had really low self-confidence due to experiencing bullying throughout primary school and into secondary school from a group of boys.

Despite this she arrived for her CHICKS break with bundles of positive energy and formed strong friendships with the other girls, however, she was a little hesitant of the boys, feeling unsure about wanting to be friends with them.

This changed as the week went on, “Hmm I’ve realised that not all boys are mean”, Sophie commented to one of the leaders one morning. She even made her 'star of the day' one of the boys on Thursday evening “For helping me at ice skating”. Her view on friendships with both genders really seemed to have developed.

At the end of her week, Sophie wrote an unprompted thank you letter on behalf of all the children on her break, to everyone at CHICKS which read,

“Dear everyone, thank you so much for this. It has built our self-confidence so much! We love you lots and take you as family. We will miss you a lot. We will always remember you, from Sophie(and various of her new friends names)”.

Like all the children on her break, Sophie benefited in so many ways from her time at CHICKS.

If you would like to help more children like Sophie enjoy some time away from difficulties or troubles in their home or school lives please donate here.  

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