CHICKS

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Registered Charity Number 1080953

National children’s charity CHICKS provides free respite breaks for children aged 8-15 from across the UK for reasons including child poverty, bereavement, bullying, abuse, caring responsibilities and more. Children are referred to CHICKS by professionals, including teachers or social workers, to stay at a CHICKS retreat for five days from February to December. The children are supported throughout the week by three fully-trained members of the CHICKS team, and up to six adult volunteers.


CHICKS respite breaks give children the opportunity to have fun, make new friends, have adventures, try new challenges and activities, and make lasting positive memories.


Since 1992 over 16,000 children have benefited from a CHICKS respite break. However, more children are referred to the charity’s services each year than CHICKS can currently accommodate – with your help, CHICKS wants to change this and say ‘yes’ to more children.

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