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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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Celebrate with us!

Celebrate with us!

2017 is our 25th Anniversary year and we would love you to celebrate with us! If you have a big celebration this year, could you ask friends and family to make a donation to CHICKS instead of buying a gift? 

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Latest Blog Articles, Tweets & Events

CHICKS raises over £8,000 at the Devon County Show!

We had a wonderful time at the 2017 Devon County Show last month, with volunteers and visitors coming…

Volunteers' Week: David's Story

David is a long-term supporter of CHICKS, who volunteered on a break and now supports our fundraising…

A marathon in a month

11-year-old Gabriella decided to take on a charity challenge, and during April walked a whole marathon,…

Parkrun as it's never been run before!

Edward Chapman first heard of CHICKS when he ran the Delicious Drake's Trail. As someone who loves…

Running the London Marathon!

Elizabeth England is a barrister at 42 Bedford Row, who have been supporting CHICKS since 2016. This…


We're recruiting for a maintenance person in #Derbyshire! Find out more:

@nicestjobs So would we! You definitely deserve one for all your lovely tweeting 😀

@nicestjobs We love ice cream too! 🍦

@nicestjobs Hi Sophia! What is your favourite thing to do on holiday? #AskA6YearOld

Are you feeling brave enough to take part in the Big CHICKS Jump? Guaranteed places available until the 28th July!…

Family Fun Day, Cornwall Services

Join us at Cornwall Services at Roche on the A30 for a family fun day, with activities for everyone to…

Tea & Tours at CHICKS Daleside

Tea and Tours at Daleside Come and join us at our Daleside retreat on Friday 11th August. We will…

CHICKS Curry and Quiz Night

  Join us at the Chandelier Tandoori Restaurant in Long Eaton, Derbyshire for a lovely…

Coastal Retreat Open Day

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

Golf Day, Ashbourne

Join us for our first ever Derbyshire Golf Day on Friday 22nd September at Ashbourne Golf Club!  Entry…

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