Making Memories… Giving Hope


Shantelle recalls her life-changing CHICKS breaks

Shantelle-Marie Swabey attended eight consecutive CHICKS breaks as a child, and claims that she "wouldn't…

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Bring light and happiness to the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children in 2020

One week can be gone in the blink of an eye. But one week when you're eight and braving the dizzying…

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Meet the people making Christmas wishes come true in Fenny Bentley this year

"I just feel so loved right now. I feel like I'm an important person," said a little…

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Hungry children will be spoiled with delicious Christmas food at CHICKS this year

CHICKS provides free week-long residential respite breaks for hundreds of children every year. This year,…

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Christmas wishes will come true this year

Most children in the UK couldn’t imagine a Christmas that wasn’t spent with their family…

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How victims of bullying are helped by a CHICKS break

Monday 11 to Friday 15 November 2019 is Anti-Bullying Week, an awareness event coordinated by the…

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Meet our Chair of Trustees, Stephen Brearley

Monday 4 to Friday 8 November 2019 marks Trustees' Week, an annual event set up by the Charity Commission…

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8 top tips for increasing your sponsorship

So, you've decided to raise money to enable more young people to attend a much-needed respite…

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Three generations of Cornish Coast Path walkers

As one of our longest-running local events, the CHICKS Cornish Coast Path Walk has attracted many families…

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World Teachers' Day: Thanks to all the teachers who refer children to CHICKS!

The children and young people who come on CHICKS respite breaks are referred to us by a wide…

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