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Volunteer on a CHICKS break!

Volunteer on a CHICKS break!

We're now taking applications for people to volunteer on our Spring 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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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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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

Santander shows support for CHICKS

We want to say a big thank you to the Plymouth branch of Santander Bank which has been supporting us…

Shh! It's time for a story...

This week is National Storytelling Week in the UK, celebrating imagination and the importance of a good…

West Cornwall Youth Trust supports CHICKS

We'd like to say a huge thank you to West Cornwall Youth Trust (WCYT), who have chosen to support…

Giving young carers the chance to be children

Today is Young Carers Awareness Day in the UK; a day to recognise the 700,000 young people in the UK…

How we're helping children in care

This week is Barnardo's Fostering and Adoption Week. Earlier in the week, they released the news…


RT @cityplym: Don't forget to check out Stars Hair & Day Spa at today's #CityPlymOpenDay! They are fundraising for @CHICKScharity & talking…

Did you see our blog post about storytelling at CHICKS? #NationalStorytellingweek

Have a great weekend everybody! #FridayFeeling

RT @CCDGlobalEvents: Thanks to @milsomhotels for inviting us to their 'Milsom Networking' evening! Inspiring speech by Andrew @CHICKSchari…

Have you got the skills to be our Trust Fundraising Assistant? Find out more: #charityjobs

Delicious Dart Trail

The Delicious Dart Trail is a trail running event with a difference. Starting at Totnes,…

Fire Walk, Newton Abbot

Take on a fiery challenge for CHICKS this year!  The Fire Walk takes place on 18th March at Buckland…

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 what we do! Have a tour of the site, and…

Golf Day, Cornwall

More information coming soon - put the date in your diaries!   

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