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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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Thank you to Radio 4 listeners!

Thank you to all the wonderful people who supported our BBC Radio 4 Appeal. The total raised to date…

Do you work with children in Scotland?

CHICKS has been granted some funding to specifically support children from Scotland with a free week-long respite…

Let's Play!

Today is Playday - a day to celebrate children's right to play.  At CHICKS, we really value…

Fun at Farnborough Air Show!

At the end of each exhausting Farnborough Air Show some of the lovely staff of UTC Aerospace Systems…

Den building in Derbyshire

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


Who's got that #FridayFeeling?! Enjoy the bank holiday weekend, we've got our fingers crossed for sunshine.

Have you voted for your favourite to win the @nicestjob yet?! They'll be spending a week with us:

RT @jrf_uk: £1 in £5 of spending on public services is needed due to the impact of poverty

@ColdtunaTinaBee @neilcaddy @piratefm thank you Tina!!

They did a brilliant job - we hope they enjoyed their day!!

Coastal Retreat Open Day

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

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