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Ice Cream Moments

Ice Cream Moments

This summer at CHICKS, we're celebrating 'Ice Cream Moments' - those special holiday memories that we treasure forever!

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What is CHICKS?

What is CHICKS?

CHICKS provides free, week-long respite breaks for disadvantaged children aged between 8 - 15 living in the UK. We believe every child has the right to make positive childhood memories! 

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Celebrate with us!

Celebrate with us!

2017 is our 25th Anniversary year and we would love you to celebrate with us! If you have a big celebration this year, could you ask friends and family to make a donation to CHICKS instead of buying a gift? 

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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Warning: alleged emails from CHICKS

It has been brought to our attention that emails with the subject line ‘Good to see you’…

3 Masts Challenge raises £205!

Tavistock Wheelers Cycling Club raised £205 for CHICKS when they took on their brand new '3…

Allegra’s Ambition gives young carers the break they need

Last week’s respite break at CHICKS’ Coastal Retreat was made possible thanks to support…

DHL Transform It! Grant transforms our play barn!

A grant of £10,000 from DHL UK Foundation has helped transform the play and arts and crafts barn…

Introducing the Ice Cream Moment!

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


RT @Rob_Gofton: Every time I come to Our retreat in Derbyshire I love reading this @CHICKScharity

Lee Haley from EAD Ecology is taking on #bigCHICKSjump this Saturday!

Anyone got a #cleanfiver to donate?!

RT @sherylashley: @CHICKScharity And here's a fiver I've just found in the washing machine #cleanfiver anyone else out there able to donate…

Fearless fundraiser @tinafowler64 from @Vanguard_Group is taking part in #bigCHICKSjump on Saturday, wish her luck!

The Big CHICKS Jump

Do you want to take part in an exhilarating skydive? Are you ready to take on the challenge for CHICKS? On…

Powderham Food Festival

We are the official charity at this year's Powderham Food Festival!  Taking place on Saturday…

Dance the Day Away

  Friday 20th October 2017 It's our 25th Anniversary and we want to celebrate! - and what…

A Silver Celebration!

Join us for a night of fun, food and celebration!  The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth Thursday…

The Anniversary Ball

The Anniversary Ball The Waldorf, London 29th November We would love for you to join us at…

Refer a Child

Refer a Child

Do you work with a disadvantaged child who could
benefit from a CHICKS break?

Anyone that works with children in a professional
capacity can refer to us. To find out how click below!

Refer a child