Making Memories… Giving Hope

Champions for Children target reached in 72 hours


You've done it! In just 72 hours you have raised £8,000 for children from London to escape the city for a CHICKS break as soon as it's safe, as part of national fundraising effort Champions for Children.

The Champions for Children campaign, which launched on Tuesday 23 June, saw every donation to CHICKS made via The Big Give website doubled up to £4,000 thanks to a pot of match funding made available The Childhood Trust and generous CHICKS supporters.

The aim of the campaign was to raise funds to give children from London who’ve been confined to their homes as a result of the coronavirus a CHICKS break in the beautiful countryside as soon as it’s safe.

CHICKS CEO Victoria Aspinall said: "We are overwhelmed to have raised such a tremendous amount in such a short amount of time. Thank you for your support. We are simply blown away, and are so grateful to you."

This campaign is one of the most successful of this kind ever to run at CHICKS with the total met in a record amount of time by supporters across social media and in the wider CHICKS community.

Victoria added: "If you ran out of time for your donation to be doubled, please remember, CHICKS is committed to providing breaks for hundreds of children as soon as it's safe. You can contribute to this effort by making a donation on our website today. It might not be doubled pound for pound, but we know it will be appreciated more than ever, the moment those children step into our retreats wearing the biggest smiles. We are so grateful to all those who continue to support CHICKS, despite the challenging times we have all faced in recent months."

Victoria finished: "We look forward to the moment we can share the happiest stories with you, of days full of fun spent at CHICKS."

Click here to support CHICKS ongoing coronavirus appeal



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