The Dorothy Parkes Centre were pleased to welcome the new group on Monday 15th November and here is a snippet from the article on their website.

"Girls and volunteers alike had a fantastic time at the launch of our new group in Smethwick on Monday 15 November. We received a very warm welcome at The Dorothy Parkes Centre, with girls gathering outside the venue in the lobby for roughly 20-minutes prior to the start time. Anticipation was huge and one little girl said she had not been able to sleep the night before as she was so excited to come to a girls group for the first time.

The group officially opened with the cutting of the red ribbon by Councillor Parbinder Kaur, photographed by local press. The session was full of hustle and bustle with lots of girls and volunteers, and even more sign-ups coming in on the night. Now they’re even operating a waiting list to join!

We received so much support from the Dorothy Parkes Centre and Councillor Parbinder Kaur, who is really committed to supporting GFS and seeing us thrive. All involved said there is such a need for GFS in Smethwick. We are hoping this group will work beautifully alongside its neighbour in Bearwood.

The volunteers were wonderful and supported Jemma and their group coordinator, Eleanor, beautifully. The time went by so fast, it was a wonderful start to what is sure to be a great group."

You can visit their website for more information.