CHICKS Children's Charity
CHICKS is a national children's charity providing free respite breaks to children aged 8-15 from all over the UK who would really benefit from a break from their home lives.
We believe every child has the right to make positive childhood memories. A CHICKS break inspires new confidence and gives children the chance to have fun, enjoy new experiences and relax. More than anything, it gives them the chance to just be children.
The children we help come from a variety of backgrounds. They might be living in poverty, be young carers, be victims of bullying or abuse, or have been bereaved. The one thing they all have in common is that they could really benefit from a week away from their circumstances.
Children are referred to us by professionals (for example, teachers or social workers) so we can help those who need our support the most.