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What is CHICKS?

What is CHICKS?

CHICKS provides free respite breaks for children across the UK aged 8-15, who may be living in poverty, suffering bereavement, bullying or abuse, or have caring responsibilities for loved ones. We believe every child has the right to make positive childhood memories!

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Sign up for the 25-mile Cornish Coast Path Walk this October and raise money for CHICKS.

Enjoy amazing scenery on the Cornish coast and help more children to attend our respite breaks.

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Andrew raises over £1,000 at the Bacchus Half Marathon

The marathon results continue to come in thick and fast! Today, we’re saying a huge congratulations…

Help us win up to £100,000 this September

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Great South West Sportive

Are you looking to take on a new challenge this autumn? Why not take part in the Great South West…

CHICKS Superstar Games

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Plymouth 10k

Are you looking to take on a new challenge this autumn? Why not take part in the 2019 Plymouth 10k and…

October Cornish Coast Path Walk

Join us for a two-day charity fundraising Coastal Path Walk. The distance for this challenging but very…

Royal Parks Half Marathon

The 2019 Royal Parks Half Marathon is taking place on Sunday 13 October 2019. Here at CHICKS,…

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