We’re award winners!

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We were delighted to be shortlisted for two categories in the Children and Young People Now Awards 2019; the Youth work Award and the Children and Young People’s Charity Award. It was really exciting to go to the awards ceremony with all the other amazing organisations who make a difference to the lives of children and young people around the country. Getaway Girls has been supporting girls for over 30 years, so we were really excited to be shortlisted this year as we celebrate our 30th birthday. The award winners are chosen by two panels; a national young people’s panel from…
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We’re nominated for the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards

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We're super excited to be nominated in the group vote category in this year's Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards! We would really appreciate your support by voting for us via this link: https://www.yorkshirechildren.co.uk/nominations/group-vote/ Please tell your friends, family and everyone else to help us out and get voting too! We have our fingers crossed!
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Summer programme

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Summer is almost here, and as usual we have loads of fun activities running throughout the school holidays! To get involved, come along to our sign up day on Thursday 18th July, 3-6pm. Download the Summer programme guide to see all the amazing activities coming up, we can't wait to see you there! Summer Programme Guide 2019 Download
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Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters Event

Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters Event

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Sadly, we have now come to the end of our wonderful Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters work (sob) but to celebrate the success of the work and bring all the lovely participants together, we are folding a fab event at Bangladeshi Centre on Friday 18th Jan 6pm - 8pm. The event is in partnership with Shantona and will be hosted by the amazing writer and performance artist, Michelle Scally Clarke.  There will also be food, music & guest speakers. Places are limited so to book your place, please call Sawson, project worker on 0113 240 5894          …
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She’s that Leeds Girl

She’s that Leeds Girl

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We're very proud to launch our new photography exhibition 'She's that Leeds Girl'.  The young women at Getaway Girls have been working with Leeds based photographer Samantha Toolsie to make positive messages about what it's like to be a young woman living in Leeds.  These messages focus on equality, diversity and empowerment. This fab exhibition was launched on 18th December and will be showing on the big screen in Millennium Square....so why not stop and have a look next time you're in the vicinity? Commenting on the exhibition, Flavia Docherty, director at Getaway Girls said: We wanted to give young…
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She’s that Girl who … talks about Women Making Change on ITV Calendar News

She’s that Girl who … talks about Women Making Change on ITV Calendar News

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My name is Sharandeep Flora and I am 18 years old. I have been coming to Getaway Girls for 4 years and now I am a peer-educator here. I'm also a DJ and have been doing this since being involved with Sister Sound Salon, a multi-media group at Getaway Girls. As a peer-educator at Getaway Girls, I believe that our ideas for the “Women making a change” project are important because young women can feel inspired. Learning about the suffragettes will make young women want to continue to campaign for equality. I am also a part of the Girls Forum, a safe place for girls…
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She’s that girl who………..loves a makeover!

She’s that girl who………..loves a makeover!

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A big THANK YOU to the wonderful people at Boots for inviting us to have our very own pamper session as part of their in store Children In Need event, we had such a FANTASTIC time. It was fab to have our makeup done by the professionals, they taught us new techniques and went through different products that best suited our skin types. We even got a free goodie bag with all of the make-up that they had used, we can’t wait to try everything that we’ve learnt when we get home. May be we should change our name to…
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She’s that girl……who builds rafts!

She’s that girl……who builds rafts!

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Today we went raft building at Yeadon Tarn.  When we arrived our mentor showed us our equipment for the rafts, being only 4 barrels, 2 pieces of wood and rope.  He showed us how to do a figure of eight rope and guided us though building process.  We eventually got our life jackets on and the next step was to get in the water! Everyone was nervous as the weather was sunny but still cold.  It was described as "fun and the day filled with screams and laughter" which helped team building skills. Majority of us fell in the water…
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She’s that girl….who’s celebrating World Mental Health Day 2017

She’s that girl….who’s celebrating World Mental Health Day 2017

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Today the Side-By-Side groups here at Getaway Girls are celebrating World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness of mental health and to challenge the stigma and discrimination that people who struggle with their emotional wellbeing experience in their lives. Everyone who comes to the group has experienced what it is like to be judged, laughed at, or avoided and ignored because of their mental health, and it is reactions like these that we want to challenge. 1 in 4 people will struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives, that’s around 16 million people just…
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