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I am doing the Great North Run for CHICKS because they provide children with lasting experiences.

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raised of £500 target
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  • Event: Simplyhealth Great North Run 2019, 08 Sep 2019


We provide free respite breaks to For children facing serious challenges

Charity Registration No. 1080953 and SCO40536


On the 8th September I'll be doing the Great North Run in aid of CHICKS Charity:

CHICKS provides free respite breaks for children from across the UK who are aged 8-15, and who may be living in poverty, suffering bereavement, bullying or abuse or have caring responsibilities for loved ones.

I've been lucky enough to volunteer for CHICKS on a break and have seen first-hand the impact it has on the children. For many of the children, it is the first time they have tried activities we often take for granted. I witnessed children swim, rock climb, and ride a horse for the first time, and it was rewarding to see them react to encouragement as they gained confidence to try new things.

I would encourage you to donate anything you can to help.

  • £10 can provide a Memory bag filled with treasured momentos to remind a child of their time at CHICKS
  • £49 can provide food for the delicious home-cooked meals a child will enjoy
  • £120 would pay for the fun-filled activities a child will remember for years to come
  • £350 can pay for a group of 16 children to have a wet and wild kayaking session

  • £1,008 is the cost of sending a child on a break

I will also be doing the run in a chicken costume to raise awareness of the charity.

Thanks in advance.