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/ 12 March 2013

New funding to set up Girls’ Brigade groups

Did you know that there are Church of England churches all over the country using Girls Brigade to reach out to the girls and young women in their area?

We recently met with Sally Claydon who is the new London Development Worker for The Girls’ Brigade, a mission organisation working with children and young women in the UK and around the world.

Recognising the excellent work going on in communities, the government recently asked GB to start new groups in inner city areas including Hackney, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge in London. Significant funding to cover start-up costs is currently available for these boroughs.

Sally said:

"Girls’ Brigade has been part of my life since I was eight years old, and as a group leader myself I have seen girls’ lives transformed and enriched as they’ve heard about Jesus."

GB is an excellent tool for churches to use to reach out to their community. 80% of GB members are from families who do not attend church. They are experiencing Jesus, learning life skills, enjoying challenges and opportunities, all through Girls’ Brigade. Many churches are using this contact to welcome new families into the congregation.

GB is committed to remaining relational and relevant to the communities that it serves, drawing on its 120 years of experience in ministering to children and young people. Its resources are fresh, exciting and easy to use. If you would like to find out more about Girls’ Brigade Sally can be contacted on 07436 802242 or by email: sally.claydon@nullgirlsbrigadeew.org.uk.

About Sam Donoghue

Sam Donoghue is Head of Children and Youth for the Diocese of London, a keen cyclist and a supporter of Everton FC.

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