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VShannon Davis

2nd August, 2017


Sport this summer – featuring some stellar sportswomen

August is jam-packed with sporting events, so we’ve highlighted just some the world’s most elite sportswomen, as well as up-and-coming stars, to watch over the next month.



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JK Rowling

31st July, 2017


Just a few of our favourite things about JK Rowling

We wish JK Rowling - author of the Harry Potter phenomenon, advocate for the underrepresented and deliverer of sweet burns via Twitter - a sparkling Happy Birthday, full of light, love and of course, magic...



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Women in Sports Week

20th June, 2017


Women's Sport Week 2017

We wanted to celebrate the week by sharing just some of our favourite UK female athletes and some of their achievements..



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Annual Review

5th June, 2017


Annual Review 2015/16

The latest GFS annual review has now been published. See what we've been up to over the last financial year.



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Volunteers' Week

1st June, 2017


Volunteers' Week 2017

Why should you consider volunteering with GFS? Well, here are just a few reasons why its brilliant...



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Midlands area fun day

5th May, 2017


A day at the seaside

See what our girls, volunteers and staff got up to a this year's seaside-themed Midlands Area Fun Day.



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Volunteers at the AGM

13th April, 2017


"Believe in yourself and who you are"

’GFS Great Yarmouth's message to students at local school LGBT pride and enrichment event.



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Lambton Street

13th April, 2017


Welcome GFS Lambton Street!

We’re pleased to announce the opening of our new Girls Friendly Society Branch at Lambton Street Youth Centre in Sunderland.



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Bethan Boland

12th April, 2017


Young Leaders of tomorrow

Find out how our GFS young woman - turned fully fledged volunteer - experienced running her first GFS meeting and why she recommends our Young Leaders Award to others.


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Young women's art show

30th March, 2017


Body image in young girls - our findings

GFS Skegness delivered sessions to support Year Six girls at a local primary school around body image. Find out what the girls had to say in our visual infographic.


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Lowestoft College.GFS Great Yarmoputh at

29th March, 2017


Tackling 'hot student topics' at health and wellbeing event

Armed with banners, leaflets and a smile on their faces, GFS Great Yarmouth attended Lowestoft College’s Health and Wellbeing Event to give some advice...


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Volunteers at the AGM

21st March, 2017


GFS AGM and Volunteer Day 2017

Inspiration, feedback, ideas, electing a new trustee and celebrating the work of our volunteers - we packed a lot into this year's AGM!


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Carla Grauls and Kat HIggs

14th March, 2017


GFS debut at Women of the World Festival


GFS were proud to exhibit at this year’s Women of The World Festival (WOW), held at London’s Southbank Centre.


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young girls drawing at activity table

14th March, 2017


New London-based groups celebrate with launch events.


March has seen two new branches start up in London - one in Hackney and one in Brixton - along with launch days to celebrate!


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Hackney Launch Day

1st March, 2017


Second London-based GFS group to open in March

GFS' new Hackney-based branch launching on Wednesday 8th March, offers opportunities for girls aged 5-11 to meet new friends and take part in fun activities.


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Young women's art show
Young women's art show

Dec 8, 2016


The GFS Chrismas Card winners have been chosen!

We have received 74 entries this year. Find out which design will feature on our Christmas Card.


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Dec 5, 2016


Valuing friendships - our session feedback infographic

GFS Skegness delivered sessions to support Year Six girls at The Richmond School around the importance of friendship.


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Feb 21, 2017


New GFS group opens in South London

We're please to announce the first of two new branches to start up in London - GFS Brixton! Join us for the launch night.


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Young women's art show
Young women's art show
Young women's art show

Nov 25, 2016


Celebrating body confidence

See the artwork showcased by the young women of GFS Great Yarmouth in their Young Women's Art Show.


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Nov 11, 2016


Christmas card competition

Calling all creatives! We’re looking for a new and exciting design to feature on our GFS Christmas card this year.


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Nov 28, 2016


Junior Delegates annouced

We’re excited to announce who will be representing England and Wales at GFS World Council 2017 in Perth, Australia.


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Hilda Stafford and Wendy Billington cutting a GFS cake.

Oct 5 , 2016


A fond farewell to dedicated Pilling Leaders

A huge thank you to leaders Hilda Stafford and Wendy Billington who have been involved with GFS for over 60 years.


GFS staff and volunteers group shot

Sept 29, 2016


Volunteers and staff meet for annual training weekend

Everyone had a great weekend of learning, sharing, laughing and inspiring!


Young women's art show

Sept 26, 2016


GFS Great Yarmouth announce art show

Join us for an empowering celebration of the female form created by the young women of Girls Friendly Society, Great Yarmouth.


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Kangaroo on beach

Sept 21, 2016


Represent GFS in Australia!

Applications are now open for young women aged 16-25 to represent England or Wales at GFS World Council 2017.


Welcome Great Yarmouth insterM

Sept 5, 2016


New GFS branch opens in Great Yarmouth

We’re pleased to announce the opening of our new Girls Friendly Society Branch in Great Yarmouth.


Atherstone minibus

Aug 23, 2016


A race to raise funds for minibus

A GFS volunteer and parentto take part in the annual 'Atherstone Badgers 10km' to raise money for minibus fund.


Help shape our GFS future

Aug 16, 2016


Share your thoughts

We’ve just launched the new Girls Friendly Society survey and we’d like to hear your thoughts.


Unicef and GFS staff in meeting

June 21, 2016


Unicef UK presents GFS digital engagement strategy

GFS head office staff were invited to hear feedback and insight delivered by Unicef UK on GFS' digital strategy recommendations.


GFS Skegness girls learning to skateboard

June 6, 2016


Free skateboarding programme enjoyed by GFS girls

Girls from GFS Skegness enjoyed the first of six weekly skateboard lessons at the X-Site Skatepark.


Adele Bellis with the GFS Great Yarmouth young mums group.

April, 2016


Acid attack survivor meets the Young Mums group

GFS Great Yarmouth met Adele Bellis who suffered an acid attack in 2014 when her former partner paid for someone to throw sulphuric acid in her face.


Unicef UK logo

April 2016


UNICEF UK to support GFS digital engagement strategy

We are delighted to announce that during May and June 2016 UNICEF UK will be helping us develop a digital engagement strategy.


Paul Rompani, Executive Director

April 2016


New Executive Director joins Girls Friendly Society

In April our new Executive Director Paul Rompani started working with us in our head office in London.


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