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Sarah North

Childhood Smiles

Childhood Smiles for CHICKS because CHICKS helps make memories and gives hope

167 %
raised of £1,500 target
by 84 supporters


We provide free respite breaks to For children facing serious challenges

Charity Registration No. 1080953 and SCO40536


I've signed up to do the SUPERHERO FUN RUN on 17 MAY 2015 for CHICKS.  CHICKS knows that childhood can be a difficult experience if you are having a tough time at home. At CHICKS they provide week long respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK, who would not otherwise have a break in that year.  I want to help them with this great cause and help to make a difference!

The children they 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.

Whilst the UK is in a tough economic climate the demand for respite care has grown and we live by our own signature - giving children the Gift of Hope, teaching children that they can achieve anything and reach what may seem like impossible goals. With no government funding and relying solely on donations this is a big challenge!

To help raise money for CHICKS I am encouraging people to upload a photo from their childhood that makes them smile onto any social media and donate any amount they wish to CHICKS - though suggesting a donation of £5.  Alternatively you can sponsor me, you can take part in events I might organize, or you can buy tickets for raffles that I run!  Every £1 makes a difference!

Here's how your donations make a real difference to the children...

£5 could buy ice creams for two children to enjoy after a fun-filled day out

£12.50 could help improve a child’s confidence and self-esteem by sending them rock climbing 

£25 could pay for a child to ride a horse for the first time: a wonderful experience that they will remember forever

£50 could provide a child with delicious home cooked meals at CHICKS for a week

£115 could pay for a child to enjoy a week of activities and trips like rock climbing, swimming and canoeing

£280 could pay for a whole group of children to take a trip to the beach to go body boarding for the day

£816  could provide a child with an unforgettable week long break at CHICKS, covering all the costs involved in their break from food and accommodation to exciting activities and memorable experiences. 

Lets help CHICKS make memories and give hope!

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