CHICKS – Charity Donation
Thank you so much for considering to give a small donation to CHICKS. They do a wonderful job, and for every £1 you donate, The Empty Box Company will match fund it.
CHICKS is a national children’s charity that provides free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from across the UK – children that live in poverty, suffer abuse, are young careers or have lost parents. For the children, a CHICKS break inspires new confidence, nurtures self-esteem and sparks new motivation and enthusiasm for life. More than anything they have fun, enjoy being children and make some happy memories.
This year CHICKS aim to provide 1,200 children with a much needed break but in order to do that, they need our help.
CHICKS now runs both Moorland Retreat (local to The Empty Box Company workshop) and Coastal Retreat. It is their goal to establish a third Retreat by 2015 to ensure they continue to keep up with the demand for respite breaks for disadvantaged children.
We went to visit CHICKS just before the arrival of their first week’s children in early March. There was a lot of painting and decorating, training and organising going on, but a wonderful atmosphere and some amazing committed people, helping 1,200 children per year to rediscover their childhood, be it only for the week they stay with CHICKS. Every penny helps to fund a child’s holiday so please help if you can! Thank you.