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We know that childhood can be a difficult experience if you are having a tough time at home. Childhood lasts for such a short time. It should be a time for laughter and learning, not a time of fear and isolation. Imagine a place where children can run safe and free. Imagine a place where you have fun-packed adventures. Imagine having all the care and attention you could possibly need in one week. Imagine feeling valued. This is no imaginary place. This is the experience CHICKS provides to hundreds of disadvantaged children every year. At CHICKS we provide week long respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK. The children we help sadly would not otherwise have the opportunity for a break and are often the victims of abuse, violence, bereavement, poverty and other forms of serious disadvantage. 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 â€œfamilyâ€ atmosphere. The children take part in a host of fun activities, leaving with lots of wonderful memories and new friends. One of the main benefits the children receive from going on a CHICKS break is the valuable and positive â€˜time outâ€™ they can enjoy away from the stresses of their day-to-day lives â€“ perhaps looking after a sick or disabled parent or sibling, or enduring situations of bullying or abuse. CHICKS hopes that through the provision of the respite breaks, children who often feel â€˜excludedâ€™ can feel â€˜includedâ€™. Maybe for the first time in their lives the children can feel special, cared for and worthy. The children are able to enjoy activities and experiences that in their normal circumstances are unavailable to them. The fun-packed days boost the childrenâ€™s confidence and self esteem and they return home happier, with an improved sense of self worth and with some really positive childhood memories. CHICKS has a huge impact on the children we help, can you help us to make a difference?
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