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Volunteer this October

Volunteer this October

We're looking for volunteers to join us this October. Come along for a fun-filled week and help make a difference to children's lives!

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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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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

Afternoon tea at the House of Commons

We were delighted when Geoffrey Cox QC, MP for Torridge and West Devon (which is home to our Moorland…

Ticking off CHICKS' Childhood Checklist!

CHICKS volunteer Kathryn, pictured above on break at our Daleside Retreat, undertook a brilliant fundraising…

Courtyard Challenge

The Courtyard Challenge was the brainchild of Mike Collins, from Collins Wealth Management, who was looking…

Pier Pressure challenge raises over £4000!

The Extreme Cello trio have been taking on unusual challenges - playing their cellos in weird and…

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…


Last week's brilliant volunteer team... are you feeling inspired to join us?

A drawing by one of the children on break last week! CHICKS is out of this world... 🌎🚀…

RT @Rob_Gofton: Its 10.20am and all I can hear is children singing at our karaoke #wonderful @CHICKScharity #katieperry #roar

Have you pledged your #firstfiver yet?! #GiveFive

Calling all students! Volunteering looks great on your CV - why not put your reading week to good use?…

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, Callington

Join us at our festive family fun run in Callington this December. Entries will open soon, but for…

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