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Santas on the run this December!

Santas on the run this December!

Come along to one of our three Santa fun runs this year! Entry includes your free Santa suit and a medal, and it's suitable for all ages and abilities to take part! Join us in:

Callington, Cornwall

Tavistock, Devon

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Volunteer with CHICKS!

Volunteer with CHICKS!

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

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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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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

A Poem in the Post

At CHICKS, we have a freepost letter writing scheme so the children can stay in contact with us after…

Meet our new Chief Executive!

Robert Gofton joined CHICKS as our new Chief Executive on 19th September, as Elanor Hoskin left after…

Afternoon tea at the House of Commons

We were delighted when Geoffrey Cox QC, MP for Torridge and West Devon (which is home to our Moorland…

Ticking off CHICKS' Childhood Checklist!

CHICKS volunteer Kathryn, pictured above on break at our Daleside Retreat, undertook a brilliant fundraising…

Courtyard Challenge

The Courtyard Challenge was the brainchild of Mike Collins, from Collins Wealth Management, who was looking…


October doesn't mean an end to beach trips! We went surfing this week 🏄🏽 #cornwall #surfing

We need a volunteer to help us on our stall at Derby Volunteer Fair on 2nd Nov - please get in touch if you can help!!

RT @CHICKScharity: Exciting news, the Santas are coming! Register for our festive fun runs now: #Devon #Derbyshire

RT @CHICKScharity: Don't miss out on our biggest fundraising event of the year! Come along for a night of Rio themed fun in #Plymouth https…

@sambaceltica will be bringing the party at our Rio Samba Ball this November! Buy your tickets now: pls RT #Plymouth

Curry Night, St Austell

Our Curry Night in St Austell is back by popular demand! Join us at the Nepalese Gurkha Restaurant at…

Rio Samba Ball, Plymouth

The Rio Samba Ball is coming to spice up your winter!  Saturday 26th November 2016 The Holiday…

Santa Fun Run, Callington

Get into the festive spirit with CHICKS! Where: Callington Bowling Club, PL17 7JE When: Saturday…

Santa Sprint, Swadlincote

Get into the festive spirit with CHICKS! Where: Swadlincote Woodland Park When: Saturday 10th December,…

Santa Sprint, Tavistock

Get into the festive spirit for CHICKS! Where: Tavistock (starting point Bedford Square Car Park finishing…

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