CHICKS is fortunate enough to have the support of a number of celebrity patrons, who help us in a huge variety of ways.
Listen to why Alan Titchmarsh chooses to support us:
Kate Winslet CBE
"I am very keen to support CHICKS in their campaign to provide a breath of fresh air to children whose lives are tough and deprived of the joys of the countryside. Together we can make a difference."
“I am a patron of CHICKS because I wanted to support a local charity and I believe that investing in children is investing in our future. The charity engages children in a unique and holistic way. It also gives focus to the marginalised children and gives them unforgettable experiences.
For me CHICKS was an unforgettable experience and the immense joy I saw in each child who were offered the most simple and nurturing experiences was profoundly moving. Each child was respected as an individual and from that their trust of others grew.”
Jenny Agutter OBE
"Growing up I took my carefree childhood for granted and my parents made everything very enjoyable. There are a lot of children that don't have these kind of privileges and CHICKS gives those children the chance to experience some truly special times. Join me in supporting CHICKS."
David Gower OBE
"It has been many years since I first heard of the great work and marvelous opportunities provided by CHICKS. They have gone from strength to strength in offering children the chance to experience the joys of the countryside and all the activities that go with a stay at CHICKS and there can be no such thing as a dissatisfied customer when it comes to CHICKS.
"I can only congratulate all at CHICKS who work so hard to make it a success it is. Please join me in supporting them."
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
“I think CHICKS does a uniquely wonderful job. I personally live in the British countryside and I love the animals, the freedom, the fantastic views and the lack of stress or threats. The children that CHICKS help would never get a chance to experience this without the charity’s fantastic support. Join me in supporting this worthwhile cause.”
“I think all children should have access to the countryside, not only for their own pleasure, but also so they understand how it works and how we are responsible for its wellbeing. It is an area that is overlooked by other charities.
We need to make sure that all children connect with the countryside and feel comfortable in it. A closer observation leads to a closer understanding which, in turn, ensures a future for our landscape. Keep going CHICKS - there are hundreds of children better adjusted thanks to your care and attention.”
“I've been shocked to hear of the tough and joyless conditions of so many children in Britain. Through CHICKS many have been to the countryside for the first time and discovered a little bit of sunshine that has changed their lives. With your support, CHICKS can continue to change the lives of many more of these children.”
"I am fortunate to know first-hand just what a difference the breaks make to these children's lives. I think it's fantastic that CHICKS gives children who have tough situations going on at home, the chance of a break and the chance to be a child again, totally for free. What they do is great and I am happy to be on board."