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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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Volunteer on a CHICKS break!

Volunteer on a CHICKS break!

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

A new way to support us...

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

National Children's Day 2016: The importance of adult wellbeing

The theme of this year’s National Children’s Day is adult wellbeing, and just how important…

Getting in a spin for CHICKS!

On Tuesday 26th April, two brave men from RAF St Mawgan took on an unbelievable challenge! Sgt Morgan…

Meet Jessie: Young Carer Award Winner

We are delighted to share some amazing news with you! 15-year-old young carer and CHICKS child Jessie…

An evening with Jenny Agutter

We were absolutely delighted when our patron Jenny Agutter joined us on Saturday for a screening…


RT @PhotoKeeperApp: Somethings happening all over #Britain on 20th June. #OurLivesinOneDay for @CHICKScharity http…

We're hoping to see lots of you at our Open Day in #Devon today! Everyone is welcome

We need a couple more pairs of armbands for when we take the children swimming this summer! Could you help us out?

Beautiful sunshine on #Dartmoor today, perfect for a visit to @lydfordgorgeNT!

Don't miss our Moorland Retreat Open Day this Friday! #Devon #Dartmoor

Moorland Retreat Open Day

Visit our Moorland Retreat in Brentor to find out more about us! Have a tour of the site, and enjoy a…

HeartSWell 100km Cycle Race

Take part in the HeartSWell 100 and cycle your way through Devon’s countryside. Choose between…

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…

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