Annual Review 2017

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Our Annual Review provides an overview of who we are, what we have been up to and our impact during 2016/17. This year we are working hard to build on these achievements and engage more people to support us in … Continued

Great Yarmouth and Skegness Projects to close

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A statement from Iana Vidal, Girls Friendly Society Chair of the Board of Trustees regarding the decision to close the GFS Great Yarmouth and GFS Skegness Projects: At its meeting in November 2017, the GFS Investment Committee considered the historical … Continued

GFS North Walsham Joins ‘Be Kind’ Movement

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The facts and statistics on bullying in the UK are drastic; according to one study, more than 16,000 young people are absent from school due to bullying.When ITV launched their campaign to #BeKind, parents and guardians around the UK pledged … Continued

Skin-care is self-care

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Girls Friendly Society is always looking for ways to empower girls and young women to live a healthy lifestyle and encourage self-confidence. That’s why we were over the moon to hear about the overwhelming response from the local community in … Continued

International Women’s Day Competition

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Ever wanted to be able to cross-stitch your favourite feminist icons or create a ‘heroes of feminism finger puppet’? We asked GFS Groups to submit their photos and stories around International Women’s Day in order to win some feminism-inspired craft … Continued

Great Yarmouth Project takes on International Women’s Day

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The GFS Great Yarmouth Team went all out and organised a brilliant International Women’s Day event in partnership with global volunteer movement ‘Soroptimist’ and ‘GYROS’ (Great Yarmouth Refugee Outreach Services). International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on 8th March every … Continued

International Womens Day Activities

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International Women’s Day is a worldwide event every 8th March celebrating women’s achievements. It’s a public holiday in over 20 countries! The original aim – to achieve full gender equality – has still not been realised. It could still take … Continued

Celebrating 15 years of GFS Pittington

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We’re proud to announce that GFS Pittington recently celebrated its 15th birthday. We caught up with dedicated Group Leader and founder Jaci Dooley about her experiences volunteering for the for the Durham-based group over the last 15 years. What has … Continued

Christmas Card Competition 2017: The Results

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Hold on to your Santa hats, we’re pleased to announce the winners and runners up for this year’s GFS Christmas Card Competition! Thank you and well done to everyone who who took part and designed a card for this year’s … Continued