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Listen to our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal!

Listen to our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal!

Listen to our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal, recorded by Alan Titchmarsh, on Sunday 3rd July at 7.55am or 9.26pm. 

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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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Saints & sinners raise over £3000 at Delicious Kernow Trail!

At the first ever Delicious Kernow Trail, held in and around Padstow on 21st May, runners dressed up,…

Alan Titchmarsh presents a BBC Radio 4 Appeal in aid of CHICKS

We are delighted to announce that CHICKS patron Alan Titchmarsh has recorded our BBC Radio 4 Charity…

Extreme Cellists visit Daleside

Extreme Cello are a trio of cellists who take on a new challenge each year, all in aid of charity.  This…

Behind the scenes at CHICKS: Respite Break Coordinator

You might know about the fundraisers, and the respite break leaders who work with the children on…

A new way to support us...

Two weeks ago, we created our first ever Amazon Wishlist. We have been absolutely overwhelmed with…


Don't forget to listen to our Radio 4 appeal this Sunday! Please RT & listen to why Alan supports us.

Amazing, thank you!

RT @GinaConnell2: Yum!! Great charity event @CHICKScharity. Thanks #employment team @BPCollinsLaw #madetolast

Are you following us on Instagram? Catch up on all our #charityspotlightfortnight photos here:

Get your tickets quick for this fab event at @BodminJail1779 in aid of CHICKS.

Golf Day, Cornwall

Where: Trethorne Golf Club, nr Launceston, Cornwall How much: £45 pp (enter as teams of four,…

Discovery Trail Challenge, Tamar Valley AONB

Walk 15 miles, enjoy the very best of the Cornish side of the Tamar Valley & help raise funds…

Make the Point 10km, Weston-super-Mare

Take part in this picturesque and punishing 10km in Weston-super-Mare! The all-terrain track takes in…

Referral Information Evening, London

We are holding an information evening for referrers in London! If you work with children in a professional…

Coastal Retreat Open Day

Visit our Coastal Retreat, Tywardreath (near Par), to find out more about what we do. Enjoy a tour of…

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