Interview: My Work Experience with GFS

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At the beginning of July 2018, we welcomed Savannah Young, age 14, into Girls Friendly Society Head Office for a week-long work experience placement. Savannah gained insight into the work of the organisation and the sector as a whole, as … Continued

GFS Swinton & Youth Acts of Kindness

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GFS Girl Donates Hair to Children’s Charity We’re so impressed and proud to reveal that one of the girls at GFS Swinton made the brave decision to donate her long locks to charity. Eleanor Pinkney, who goes to her local … Continued

National Volunteers’ Week

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Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution that volunteers make across the UK. We are lucky enough to have over 170 people volunteering for GFS, all of whom are integral to the running of 40 groups across … Continued

Top Ten Feminist Anthems

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♫ Sisters are doin’ it for themselves.♫ We’ve put together this top ten playlist of inspirational female performers/songwriters. What better way to celebrate the lives and music of these empowering women than to put your headphones in, turn up the … Continued

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