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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…


We hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday weekend! 🌞

RT @TVAONB: Get some practice in this BH wkend 4 Discovery Trail Challenge 2016! #bankholiday #DTC16 @CHICKScharity @RamblersGB https://t.c

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?

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