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Spread the joy further this Christmas

For many Christmas is a time to share joy and cheer with friends, loved ones and community. While Christmas shopping, roasting the perfect turkey and getting the house looking festive can be stressful at times, we do it for the warm fuzzy feeling that … Continued

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Striving for excellence

Something that is really important to us is that we work hard to make the GFS experience fulfilling and worthwhile, not only for the girls who attend our groups, but for everyone who is involved with them. So when our … Continued

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New GFS Project powered by Rosa – Voices from the Frontline

We would like to congratulate all of the groups that have had fundraising success in recent months. All of your hard work is paying off and providing amazing opportunities for the girls and young women in your groups. We are … Continued

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Spread the GFS love

We currently have more than 120 amazing members. You vote at our AGM, you keep up to date with our news, and your fees allow us to provide our services for girls and young women. Having you in our corner means … Continued


Volunteers’ Week special!

Volunteers’ Week is a great opportunity for us to say a great big thank you to our amazing volunteers for the many ways in which they give their time to us. As well as thanking our volunteers, we’ve been speaking … Continued


Eight great things about being a GFS Volunteer

The support we give to girls and young women wouldn’t be possible without all the amazing people who volunteer their time to GFS. Every week, girls and young women go to groups across England and Wales and are able to … Continued


Girls, body image and self-confidence

How do we build confidence in girls so they grow up to become strong, empowered young women ready to take on the world? How is low self-esteem affecting the lives of girls and young women today? Being a girl or … Continued


Long Service Volunteer Awards

Congratulations to our dedicated volunteers who have shown outstanding commitment to their GFS Groups over the years and who received long service awards at the recent GFS National Weekend. Pam Hutchison: 45 years Group: Eldon, North East Pam is a … Continued


GFS National Weekend 2019: Girls and Young Women Today

Girls Friendly Society volunteers from around the country gathered in April for the the GFS National Weekend. This year’s event named ‘Girls and Young Women Today’ was held in Birmingham and saw 40 volunteers participate in a number of training … Continued


Recognising Our Volunteers – Thank You!

We’re very pleased to announce that a number of our brilliant volunteers have recently received awards!   Room to Reward Room to Reward has awarded three of our volunteers this year. The initiative, which aims to recognise volunteers who are … Continued