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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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Volunteer this autumn...

Volunteer this autumn...

We're looking for volunteers to join us from September to December. Come along for a fun-filled week and help us make a difference!

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Bake for Breaks!

Bake for Breaks!

Could you hold a cake sale to raise funds for CHICKS? We've made a kit with everything you need to hold a successful event! 

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Walk with us

Walk with us

This October, walk 24 miles of the Cornish Coastal Path and help raise funds for CHICKS! While challenging, the stunning scenery will make this a weekend to remember.

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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Den building in Derbyshire

Our friends at Tanglewood generously hosted a free outdoor session for the children who were staying…

Eliza's Story: BBC Radio 4 Appeal

In our BBC Radio 4 Appeal, presenter Alan Titchmarsh talks about 11-year-old Eliza*, from Basingstoke,…

Golfers get in the swing of things to raise over £9000!

Our 16th annual Golf Day at Trethorne Golf Club raised an incredible £9,234! That's the…

Alan Titchmarsh presents a BBC Radio 4 Appeal in aid of CHICKS

We are delighted to announce that CHICKS patron Alan Titchmarsh has recorded our BBC Radio 4 Charity…

Saints & sinners raise over £3000 at Delicious Kernow Trail!

At the first ever Delicious Kernow Trail, held in and around Padstow on 21st May, runners dressed up,…


This weekend the @ExtremeCello trio are in the South West so pop along to see them if you can!

We loved our @theblackfarmer sausages this week!

RT @theblackfarmer: It was a real treat to meet the kids @CHICKScharity yesterday! All having a great time + TBF #sausages for lunch! htt…

This week, the children at our Coastal retreat made a book for the leaders to say thank you for…

Coastal Retreat Open Day

Visit our Coastal Retreat, Tywardreath (near Par), to find out more about what we do. Enjoy a tour of…

Delicious Drake's Trail

The Delicious Drake's Trail takes place in Devon, starting in Tavistock and finishing at the…

Cornwall Coastal Walk

One weekend. 24 miles. Stunning scenery. Join us for our annual Cornish Coastal Path Walk, and experience…

Rio Samba Ball, Plymouth

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

Santa Sprint, Tavistock

Come along to our festive family fun run in Tavistock! More details will be added nearer to the time,…

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