This month sees us say a temporary goodbye to our School Engagement & Liaison Manager, Katherine Birch as she starts her maternity leave. Hopefully Katherine will return to us within the next 18 months and her energy and ‘I can’ attitude will certainly be missed at Girls Out Loud HQ. I know all our Big Sisters and team will join me in wishing her well and demand that she stays in touch! And with one daughter and another one on the way, how can she say no!
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WOW WE DID IT! THE FIRST EVER SHINING STARS BALL AT THE HILTON ON FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER WAS A BLAST! We ate the most wonderful grub, we participated in some awesome prize raffles and auctions, we cried, we laughed, we shared some special moments. We then threw glitter on our faces and danced the night […]Read more
One of our Big Sisters at Blackburn Central High School, Police Officer Louise Dunn shares her experience and personal journey of being a Big Sister to Alix… “It’s so satisfying to know that just being there for a teenage girl can have such an impact on her life. Just to notice small changes in her […]Read more
We are currently looking for women from all backgrounds to step up and join us at our events – we are especially interested in those working within sectors where women are hard to find! If this sounds like something you would like to do and you are 23+, a successful woman, comfortable in your own […]Read more
Girls get excited at cap and gowns- selfies all round! Over the mentoring year the relationship that develops between Big and Little Sister is a joy to watch and nowhere is this more apparent that at our final event – The Graduation. We go all out to make sure this is a memorable day for […]Read more