The David Chilcott Fund

Helping Young People to Christian Holidays

david chilcottthe history

David Chilcott joined his local 'Crusaders' class in Brentwood, Essex. Then in May 1968 at the age of 13 he went on a boys' holiday called WhitCamp, near Ross-on-Wye. He had a wonderful time learning to canoe. While he was there he decided that he wanted to live his life for Jesus. And so he became a Christian. Three weeks later David was knocked off his bicycle outside his home and was killed.


David's parents and some of the WhitCamp Leaders decided to set up a fund as a tribute to him, to enable other young people to attend Christian holidays. So in 1969, with a few hundred pounds, the David Chilcott Fund was started as a Registered Charity. By 2017 the funds being distributed annually had surpassed £20,000.


The charity continues to receive support. Managing these gifts is a joy for us.


David's legacy is that thousands of children have been enabled to enjoy holidays like WhitCamp as he did.

We believe these children, and now some of the children of these children, never forget the fun and experiences to be had on such holidays. This was and is made possible for them, by those who support our work.


the purpose

To assist young people to attend Christian holidays and conferences – young people who otherwise would be unable to attend without financial help.

the needs
The Fund needs a steady income so that there is sufficient finance available to give grants to young people. Every gift is appreciated. Giving by Gift Aid is encouraged where the donor is a tax payer.


the holidays

We commonly offer support to attend the following holidays:

West Runton Holidays

Gloddaeth Holidays

Youth Trek Holidays

Spring Harvest

Soul Survivor