Making Memories… Giving Hope

About us
Get Involved
Donate Now
Celebrate with us!

Celebrate with us!

2017 is our 25th Anniversary year and we would love you to celebrate with us! If you have a big celebration this year, could you ask friends and family to make a donation to CHICKS instead of buying a gift? 

Find out more

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

Reflecting on another year at CHICKS

A year ago, Respite Break Leader Steve wrote about his first year in the role - each week he's…

The Nicest Job in Britain!

The Nicest Job in Britain is a not-for-profit initiative showcasing the amazing work being done by charities…

Children's Mental Health Week: The benefits of the great outdoors

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK, hosted by charity Place2Be. We wanted to…

'Book a break, give a break' campaign smashes target!

The team at Oliver's Travels, and their customers, raised an incredible £21,600 for CHICKS…

Sambaing our way to £17,000!

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


RT @HorizonTeachers: Make a difference this summer! Volunteer on a @CHICKScharity break for disadvantaged children:

The new #poundcoin comes into circulation today - what will you be doing with yours?!

Thank you to all the students at @praisesaltash for raising £205 for us!

Amazing - well done and a huge thank you from all of us!!!

RT @piratefm: Join us with our Easter Egg Appeal with @CHICKScharity!

Quiz Night, Truro

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

Cornwall Coastal Path Walk

One weekend. 25 miles. Stunning scenery. Join us for our annual Coastal Path Walk in Cornwall.…

Ramathon (Derby Half Marathon)

Take on the Ramathon! We have a number of charity spaces available for the 2017 Ramathon. This fast…

Golf Day, Cornwall

For your chance to win £10,000 plus lots of other great prizes, please join us for the CHICKS’…

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…

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