CHICKS welcomes new Board members
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In preparation for the start of our 2020 break season today (Monday 10th February), the CHICKS Daleside Retreat in Derbyshire has undergone a bit of a makeover!
During the 2019/20 off-season, when our team of Respite Break Leaders undergo annual training and the retreat is prepared for the season ahead, Daleside has been renovated both inside and out, ready to welcome more than 600 children in 2020.
A dedicated group of staff and volunteers worked hard cleaning, insulating and decorating the retreat, which welcomes 16 young people for the first break this week.
We would also like to give a huge thanks to everyone who bought items from our Amazon Wishlist, which have given the retreat a new injection of colour, and to Alan Brown Surfacing for the fantastic job they did resurfacing the driveway.
Check out the photos from the renovation project below.
All the children's bedrooms got a new lick of paint (view larger)
Dawn painting in the dining room (view larger)
Karen painting one of the bedrooms (view larger)
Paul installing some new insulation boards (view larger)
One of the bedrooms with new checkered bedding (view larger)
Another bedroom with new elephant bedding (view larger)
Another bedroom with new patchwork bedding (view larger)
The brand new week planner for 2020 (view larger)
An inspirational poster in the dining room (view larger)
Canvases produced by previous children on break (view larger)
A striking painting from our wishlist (view larger)
Little trinkets make it feel like home (view larger)
The walls have also been decorated with balloons (view larger)
The lounge has received a new lick of paint... (view larger)
...as well as a slight rearrangement (view larger)
Much of the driveway has been resurfaced (view larger)
Alan Brown Resurfacing did a fantastic job on the driveway (view larger)
The staff and volunteer bedrooms have also been redecorated (view larger)
They feature new wallpaper and bedding (view larger)