Making Memories… Giving Hope


Referring children for a CHICKS break

Jayne is Head of Pastoral Care at a primary school in Derbyshire and has been referring children from…

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Introducing the Ice Cream Moment!

What's your ice cream moment? We all have one!  Most of us are lucky enough to remember…

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Reflecting on another year at CHICKS

A year ago, Respite Break Leader Steve wrote about his first year in the role - each week he's…

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Children's Mental Health Week: The benefits of the great outdoors

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK, hosted by charity Place2Be. We wanted to…

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A Poem in the Post

At CHICKS, we have a freepost letter writing scheme so the children can stay in contact with us after…

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Let's Play!

Today is Playday - a day to celebrate children's right to play.  At CHICKS, we really value…

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Eliza's Story: BBC Radio 4 Appeal

In our BBC Radio 4 Appeal, presenter Alan Titchmarsh talks about 11-year-old Eliza*, from Basingstoke,…

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Behind the scenes at CHICKS: Respite Break Coordinator

You might know about the fundraisers, and the respite break leaders who work with the children on…

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Spring has sprung!

The clocks have gone forward, the weather is starting to pick up and the fields around the…

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A year at CHICKS

Respite break leader Steve has now worked with us for almost exactly a year. Here, he reflects on his…

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