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Competition Time!

Competition Time!

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As part of the 30 year celebrations next year, the girls from Getaway Girls will be running a photo booth.....and we need YOUR help! We need to come up with a brilliant name so we’ve got together with amazing photographer Samantha Toolsie to provide an wonderful prize for the person who comes up with the winning name. The winner will receive a professional photo shoot with digital copies of the photos. This could be a portrait of you or a friend or your family, it could be of your pet or even of your organisation.....anything goes. You could even gift…
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WE NEED YOU!

WE NEED YOU!

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Exciting news...Getaway Girls is turning 30 next year and we're wanting to talk to women and girls of any age who have been involved with Getaway Girls over those 30 years. Have you been on residential with us? Attended groups? Accessed support from one of our services? Given up your time to volunteer with us or worked for us? No matter what you've done with us or whether it was this year or 30 years ago, we would LOVE to hear from you! To find out more or tell us your story, please contact Flavia on 0113 240 5894 or…
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We’re still here to support you!

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During this strange time, when the world seems a little upside down and we're all trying to adapt to this new way of life, the Getaway Girls team is still here to support you with any issues you might be having. We know that this is a very stressful time for everybody, that's why we want to encourage you to get in touch, whether you're struggling with something, or you just want to have a chat, we're on the other end of the phone to support you. We've also been thinking about how we can keep in touch with you…
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National CSE Awareness Day

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Child Sexual Exploitation (known as CSE for short) is a form of child abuse. It happens when a young person is manipulated and tricked into an exploitative relationship with one or multiple abusers. The young person is groomed into what seems like a normal friendship or relationship. The abuser gains the trust of the young person, sometimes this is done online, or in person and then exploiting that trust for their own gain. CSE can happen to any young person so educating young people to be aware of healthy relationships in order to help them understand any potential risks is…
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LGBT+ History Month

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An inspirational note from a passer by at Getaway Girls' stall at Leeds Pride 2019 LGBT+ History Month is a time to think back and reflect on the courage of individual figures and collective movements throughout history that have advanced the rights and status of LGBT+ people in the UK and around the world, and that’s what we’re doing this month at Getaway Girls. It’s also a time to think about the lives of LGBT people today, and how there are still struggles to overcome until we can say all people, regardless of who they love or their gender, are…
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Our stories

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Some of our fantastic young women have shared their journeys, and how Getaway Girls has supported them over the years. Alice's story https://youtu.be/vxhEZ1Lip3c Sharan's story https://youtu.be/pdj8G4bTJVQ Ripa's story https://youtu.be/ZQzPJ3bW3Yk
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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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We are 30!

We are 30!

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Well what can we say! We entered our thirties in style with a fabulous party at The Faversham, with all our friends and supporters. We want to say a huge thank you to everybody that came down, it was a really special evening and a real pleasure to share it with you all! Special thanks to Deborah and Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon for their support with the event, and all the fantastic artists involved! Head over to our Instagram Story highlights to check out all the amazing performances from the night. As well as throwing ourselves a party, to celebrate…
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Girls & Young Women’s Forum April 2019

Girls & Young Women’s Forum April 2019

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The next Girls & Young Women's Forum is Thursday 25th April 2019. Once again, it's at the Carriageworks Theatre and it's 4.30pm - 6.30pm. Click here to download the flyer. 2nd girls forum pdfDownload We would love you to join us, so if you would like more info or book a place, please get in touch with Yasmin on 0113 240 5894.
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This is Me

This is Me

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This is Me was a dance, performance poetry, music and art project showcasing the work of the girls from Hillcrest Primary School. The booklet was designed to share the creative writing produced by the girls. The project gave the girls a platform to celebrate being a girl in Leeds and was a partnership between Getaway Girls, RJC Dance andHillcrest Primary School. The final performance was part of the International Women’s Day celebrations 2019. Click here to view the various booklets we have produced here at Getaway Girls
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