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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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Update From Our Homes

All children and staff have escaped injury despite the extreme rainfall and flooding causing damage to both our Homes in the severely hit mountainous areas. We are in touch with the Homes albeit communications are limited. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people...

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