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This year, our extra special Christmas break has only been made possible thanks to Ginsters, who have generously funded the entire break!
This is the sixth year that CHICKS has hosted a Christmas break, which is being held at our Coastal retreat in Tywardreath. The children will stay from 23rd - 27th December, and they'll have the chance to enjoy lots of traditional festive fun.
Our Chief Executive, Robert Gofton, said “I’d like to say a big thank you to Ginsters for supporting the Christmas break at our Cornish retreat this year. All our breaks are special but the Christmas breaks are even more so, and we are so grateful to them for making it possible for another group of disadvantaged children this year."
Jo Hartop, Head of Communications at Ginsters said; “We know the importance of the Christmas breaks in providing much needed respite at this time of year. We are delighted that our support is able to bring some happiness and joy to the children that attend.”
The five day break will allow the children to take part in a huge range of festive activities, including visiting Santa at the Eden Project and watching the Hall for Cornwall pantomime. On Christmas Day, all the children will wake up to stockings from Santa and then be treated to a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
Thank you to Ginsters for all their support - as a charity we receive no government funding and rely entirely on generous donations. But Ginsters haven't just supported us with monetary donations, and they recently came along to one of our retreats to make traditional Cornish pasties with the children!