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What is CHICKS?

What is CHICKS?

CHICKS provides free respite breaks for children from across the UK who are aged 8-15, and 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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Fancy a challenge?

Fancy a challenge?

If you're a bit of an adrenaline junkie, why not tick a challenge event off your bucket list AND help raise funds for CHICKS! 


Which one of our upcoming fundraising events and challenges is for you?

Help us say yes!

Help us say yes!

When they're referred to us, we want to say 'yes' to as many children who are in need of a respite break as possible.

You can help us do this by fundraising, donating, volunteering or completing a challenge!


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Volunteer with CHICKS!

Volunteer with CHICKS!

We're looking for volunteers to join us during 2019. Come along for a fun-filled week and help make a difference to children's lives!

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See how you can make a difference

Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

10 Reasons to take on a CHICKS Challenge Event

Here are 10 reasons why we think it’s a great idea to take on a CHICKS Challenge!   1…

Dance the Day Away: how to plan your event!

So you've decided to raise money for CHICKS by dancing the day away! Brilliant - and thank you! But…

Constructive Space name CHICKS their Charity of the Year

We are delighted that Constructive Space has chosen CHICKS as their official charity partner…

Running for Respite

Dedicated CHICKS volunteer Mark Willis is 26 miles from crossing the finish line! We're delighted…

Our second UK charity shop is now open in Exeter

We are excited to announce that we have now opened our SECOND UK charity shop complete with a café…


🐣🐰🌼 wishing all our wonderful supporters a very Happy Easter 🐣🐰🌼

#Cyclists! #TeamCHICKS need you! We have 5 @RideLondon places for Sun 4 Aug. By #cycling for us you'll not only s…

Derbyshire Children Services: "It is one of the best things we are able to offer a child going through traumatic ti…

“Stephen rarely gets to go anywhere. His daily life is without much joy.He was able to be himself at CHICKS & show…

If you're looking to #volunteer & gain experience of working with children please get in touch! We have residential…

Brighton Marathon

SOLD OUT! Please click here to see the other running opportunities we have available.    The…

Virgin London Marathon

Unfortunately, the application process for our Gold Bond Places for the London Marathon is now closed After…

Sands Hotel Family Funday

FAMILY FUN DAY – ALL WELCOME A fun packed day for all the family will be taking place at…

Dodson and Horrell Chatsworth Horse Trials

  We are proud and delighted to be the official charity at this year's Dodson and Horrell…


Join us for a two-day charity fundraising Coastal Path Walk from Carbis Bay to Land’s End. The…

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