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Volunteer Adam straight into the deep end!

Plenty of people - visitors and volunteers - head for Kerala and our Homes, dropping by or maybe staying for weeks to help. And in all the years, never have we had a negative report; they're always so full of the surprise and love the experience. Of course, the...

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No-hope children ‘reborn’ through Chiks!

We thought that all damage caused by the exceptionally fierce monsoon storms, last year, had been identified . . . and costed. But more of our Homes' structures had been weakened than we’d thought, and the appearance of damp patches inside a dormitory building has...

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If you’d like to help, now’s the time!

Time sure slips by at a pace . . .   We're still trying to sort the last of so many expensive problems caused by the 2018 major monsoon, as the children's homes prepare for the start of the 2019 storm season. If you'd like to...

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Almost there, thanks to you…

Well documented, urgent remedial work and preventative measures were needed at the Homes following last year's monsoon misery. Thanks to the generous support Chiks has received, £44,000 has been raised specifically for this project and we are delighted to report that,...

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Sponsorship in action – everyone is a winner…

Our children need you... A caring couple from UK,  Jean and Maurice P, wrote to us following a visit to Kerala and our Homes, bursting with pleasure.   "It was so thrilling to meet the newest member of our family!" We knew they'd long wanted to sponsor - to help us...

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Doing a good job….

"Chiks?  Yes, doing a good job." We asked Robin Radley how he feels about such a positive endorsement of Chiks' work. "We're told that so often, and it sure is nice to know that such is the general view . . .   but our latest shopping list from one Home would surprise...

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Making a splash!

We try to do so much for our children in care. Almost all of our boys and girls have had a pretty awful start in life, coming into our Homes with virtually nothing materially, next to no understanding of the real world and with only the most basic of life skills. If,...

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Getting away from it all…

We all know that feeling and where so many of our children are concerned, it's been especially important for them to have changes of scene after the death and destruction they were so close to during last year's monsoon floods. They'd love to get to know Kerala and...

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Spring Cleaning?

Has the unexpected burst of warm weather at the end of February inspired you? If so, the Chiks' team are standing by to collect your unwanted, saleable items for the 2019 season of fetes and fairs. Jewellery, antiques and collectables, unwanted gifts, good quality...

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What’s cooking?

 Although following last year's monsoons and the ensuing damage some planned works had to be revised . . . our marvellous supporters have enabled us to continue with much needed projects where a start had already been made.   What is it?   What else but a kitchen!...

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A tribute to supporters and workmen

"If ever a tribute was due to our wonderful supporters, now's the time,"  says Chiks' Robin Radley. "Workmen are on-site at the Home worst hit in the 2018 monsoon flooding, Carmel Matha Santhi Bhavan, and can at last see that the building is safe. At first there were...

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Polyhouse Perfection!

We were delighted to see some of the harvest produced in our 400 sq m polyhouse. Regular readers will know that funds for the temperature-controlled polyhouse were kindly donated by Rotary Clubs and it has been producing food since 2016. It allows for food production...

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Magda String Quartet are music to our ears!

Many thanks to the newly-formed Magda String Quartet, who made their first public performance at Christmas . . .  playing for Chiks at a shopping centre in Fleet, Hampshire.   More than £200 was donated by the shoppers, and these special Mums want to do more for...

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Festive Fun at Chiks’ Christmas Market!

Saturday morning saw Rosefield Community Hall transformed by the Chiks elves into a festive family market. Friends and family were warmly welcomed to a morning of Christmas shopping, mince pie eating, raffle ticket buying and other fund raising and seasonal related...

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Chiks suffers with sad Kerala

The world watched in August as Kerala, so-called 'God's Own Country', was devastated by the worst weather experienced there in almost a century. The media and web coverage here and internationally featured mass destruction and distress as weeks of heavy rain tore...

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Thank You from Priya and friends

Priya shines at the  Home and she does at her school. She tells us always how thankful she has been - and also to her mother, for years of sacrifice : "I love my Mummy but there was nothing at our poor tribal house and no chance to study. She was very sad...

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