Making Memories… Giving Hope

About us
Get Involved
Donate Now
Volunteer with CHICKS!

Volunteer with CHICKS!

We're looking for volunteers to join us during 2017. Come along for a fun-filled week and help make a difference to children's lives!

Find out more 

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! 

Find out more


See how you can make a difference

Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Sambaing our way to £17,000!

Our Rio Samba Ball, held in Plymouth last November, raised an incredible £17,000!  180…

A magical CHICKS Christmas

Thanks to generous funding from Ginsters, 14 disadvantaged children enjoyed a magical Christmas week…

Christmas Superstars: Meet Fie!

Last but by no means least, meet our sixth Christmas volunteer, Fie!  Fie has volunteered on…

The children we're supporting this Christmas

This Christmas, 14 children will be travelling to our Coastal Retreat in Cornwall. All of them are living…

Christmas Superstars: Meet Will!

Meet another of our amazing Christmas volunteers, Will!  This year’s Christmas break will…


We're currently recruiting for roles in #fundraising #events & #administration! Find out more & apply: #charityjobs

Thank you to everyone who supported our cooker appeal! You can support us at anytime by buying from our Wishlist: 😀

RT @nicestjobs: Why not make a difference as @CHICKScharity new Respite Break Coordinator, £16k - role up for grabs now! Apply at https://…

Happy birthday to HRH The Countess of Wessex, who visited our Coastal Retreat in 2015!

RT @nicestjobs: Don't forget to tune into Nicest News at Noon over on the @nicestjobs @facebook page #NNAN #WorkHap

Delicious Dart Trail

The Delicious Dart Trail is a trail running event with a difference. Starting at Totnes,…

Quiz Night, Truro

Test out your trivia knowledge at a quiz night in aid of CHICKS!  £26 per team of…

Golf Day, Cornwall

More information about this event will be coming soon! But if you're interested in sponsoring a hole,…

Family Fun Day, Cornwall Services

Join us at Cornwall Services at Roche on the A30 for a family fun day, with activities for everyone to…

Coastal Retreat Open Day

Want to find out more about CHICKS? We provide free respite breaks for disadvantaged children from all…

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