Charity Tandem Skydive in aid of Chicks
We know that childhood can be a difficult experience if you are having a tough time at home. At CHICKS we provide free six-day respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK, who would not otherwise have a break in that year.
The children CHICKS support come from a variety of backgrounds – those living in poverty, children that are being neglected or abused, either mentally, physically or sexually, children who have lost parents or even children who are full time young carers.
CHICKS has two retreats, one based in Brentor, near Tavistock, Devon and the other based in Tywardreath, near Par in Cornwall. Both retreats take a maximum of 16 children at one time; 8 boys and 8 girls, within an 8-11 or 12-15 age range, which ensures a friendly and supportive “family” atmosphere. The children take part in a host of fun activities, leaving with lots of wonderful memories and new friends. The impact these breaks have is astonishing.
CHICKS is a registered charity in England and Wales (1080953) and in Scotland (SCO40536)