Our vision: A world where all girls and young women fulfil their potential.
Our mission: To provide opportunities for girls and young women to develop their confidence, self-esteem, wellbeing and resilience.
Our values: To engage every girl, young women, parent, volunteer and member of staff with kindness, trust, respect, empathy, humility and compassion (as informed by our Christian heritage).
Chief Executive’s notes:
GFS is one of the longest running charities in England and Wales that is devoted solely to the interests of girls and young women. Our vision is for girls to be able to fulfil their potential, whatever their circumstances – we work towards this by providing weekly opportunities for girls to meet and make friends, develop their self-confidence and have a huge amount of fun and excitement along the way.
We believe every girl is unique and has the potential to achieve anything she wishes. That said, girls face inequality in many far reaching, and often unnoticed, ways and no matter how supportive a girl’s home and school life, she will inevitably encounter some challenges along the way. Our role is to provide a safe and welcoming environment and a variety of activities and projects to help her acquire the resilience, self-belief and life skills she will need.
Our strategic plan sets out how we plan to grow, develop and make a difference for more girls and young women over the next five years. You can read it here.
Our amazing volunteers are central to everything we do, and fabulous supporters, encouragers and role models – we celebrate their tireless energy and commitment. Volunteering for GFS is a genuinely rewarding experience, and we support you at every step with training, support and materials to make a real different to the lives of the girls we support. Go on, try it!
Whether you wish to join a group, sign up your daughter or volunteer please do get in touch. We really look forward to meeting you.”
Laura Sercombe, Chief Executive
Girls Friendly Society