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Our impact

For more than 125 years, Girls' Brigade has been making a difference to the lives of thousands of girls, young women and women throughout England and Wales.

Over 125 years

2018 marked the Girls’ Brigade’s 125th anniversary.

In 2019

  • 450 community groups.
  • 9,000 girls and young women across England & Wales.
  • 3,000 volunteer leaders.

GB Impact stats

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Award-winning digital content

  • 60,000 views of koko blog.
  • Winner Best Use of Video category in the Premier Digital Media Awards 2019.
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Community engagement

  • There are 450 Girls’ Brigade England & Wales community groups made up of 3,000 volunteers and 9,000 girls and young women.
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Spiritual health

  • 125 women leaders attended our GBM retreats in 2019. Providing an opportunity to grow as disciples, grow as teams and take time away to refresh in their role as volunteer leaders.
  • 2,300 girls and young women took part in residential holidays packed full of new opportunities, fun, and faith exploration.
  • Over 1,000 GB members took part in 2019’s UK Parliament Week helping them to understand democracy and the importance of faith in public life.
  • GB led the Radiate stream at Cliff College’s Festival in 2019. Over 30 18-30s women attended sessions exploring their integrity, faith and purpose.
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Awards for young people

  • In 2019, 83 young women registered to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme through GB. 92 gained their award.
  • 19 women signed up for GB’s Queen’s award (GB’s highest award). 11 completed their award.
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