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Charity changing children's lives in Cornwall

CHICKS offers holidays to kids around the UK who are living in poverty or who are suffering abuse and gives the children a chance to take a break.

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Charity provides youngsters with break from home lives

CHICKS has two retreats in the South West, one in St Austell and one in Tavistock. The aim is to give youngsters a chance to escape their home lives and make new friends. Many are referred through social workers or teachers.

For many children it's the first time even they've seen a horse Credit: ITV News West Country

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