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CHICKS Memory Makers' Ball 2018

CHICKS Memory Makers' Ball 2018

Join us for a sparkling celebration of the difference your support makes to the lives of children and young people across the UK at the CHICKS Memory Makers’ Ball proudly supported by Hermes at London’s iconic Hilton Waldorf Hotel on Thursday 22 November.

For more information click here, email or call 01822 811020.

Autumn Magazine

Autumn Magazine

Our Autumn Magazine is out NOW!

Find out what we've been up to during the last few months and what brilliant events are coming up

PLUS meet four former CHICKS children (now adults) - all sharing their stories and experiences of coming on break as children

Head here to read our magazine online

Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

Help brighten the lives of hundreds of children across the UK this Christmas by buying a pack of our fabulously festive Christmas Cards. We have 9 designs available - have a look on our eBay page!

Festive family fun!

Festive family fun!

Ho!Ho!Ho! Join us for one of our Santa Fun Runs this year - in Tavistock & Callington - OR come to one of our Santa Breakfasts in Derbyshire! 

Find out more

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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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Hohoho! Join us for our Santa-themed events this Christmas!

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for our fabulously festive Santa Fun…

All Grown Up: Hanna's Story

In our recent magazine we spoke with Hanna who came on a CHICKS breaks as a child, to…

Jemma's Story

The children who come on a CHICKS respite break come from many different backgrounds, and for all sorts…

Olly's Story

Olly* recently came on a CHICKS break. This is his story. 9 year old Olly is a young carer.…

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Dance the Day Away

Dance the Day Away Dance the Day Away is an event for schools that encourages children to get active,…

The Big CHICKS Jump 2018

The Big CHICKS Jump is back!   Do you want to take part in an exhilarating skydive? Are you…

CHICKS Memory Makers' Ball 2018

Join us for a sparkling celebration of the difference your support makes to children's lives across…

Santa Fun Run, Callington

Registration for CHICKS festive family fun-run is now open! We have limited places available…

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa Saturday 8 December & Saturday 15 December   10.30am-…

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