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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 on a CHICKS break!

Volunteer on a CHICKS break!

We're taking applications for people to volunteer on all our 2016 breaks. Come along for a week of fun, knowing you'll be helping to make magical memories for disadvantaged children. 

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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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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

The Vintners' Foundation supporting CHICKS

The Vintners' Foundation has generously granted CHICKS the incredible sum of £3,608, which…

Read our Spring Magazine!


Spring has sprung!

The clocks have gone forward, the weather is starting to pick up and the fields around the…

Do you work with children in Scotland?

CHICKS has been granted some funding to specifically support children from Scotland.  This funding…

Rock Solid Racers raise hundreds!

A team from NL Fitness in Tavistock completed the incredibly tough Rock Solid Race 10k course…


RT @KatieWade2012: What a beautiful day for children to see #Dartmoor - some for the first time too! #summeriscoming

Beautiful sunshine on #Dartmoor today, and the children are off horse riding later!

RT @DelishTrails: Check out the @Folk2FolkUK angels gearing up for the in aid of @CHICKScharity on 21st May! https:…

Are you free 16th-20th May? We're looking for a volunteer for the week! If you can help, please email

Read all about it! Check out our latest magazine for stories & updates:

The Eagle has Landed; an evening with Jenny Agutter

Enjoy an evening with our patron, Jenny Agutter, at the screening of her film The Eagle Has Landed. The…

RBA Golf Day, Derbyshire

RBA Wealth Management are hosting their annual golf day at the Marriott Breadsall Priory, DE7 6DL.  After…

Delicious Kernow Trail

Everyone's favourite fancy-dress food fest on the run is coming to Cornwall for the first time ever!…

Moorland Retreat Open Day

Visit our Moorland Retreat in Brentor to find out more about us! Have a tour of the site, and enjoy a…

HeartSWell 100km Cycle Race

Take part in the HeartSWell 100 and cycle your way through Devon’s countryside. Choose between…

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