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10Feb94 UK: JACKERS JOURNAL - FK COME HOME.

When I ran an item before Christmas about the FK ladies luncheon club and its charitable work, I stirred up a flurry of interest, much of which surrounded the derivation of the name.The club, you may recall, is a group of women working in construction and meets over lunch, usually in south London, to raise money for good causes.So why FK? Well, it appears that in the dim and distant the initials stood for 'frilly knickers' - a condescending term once used by patronising, and probably less competent, men to label ambitious female colleagues.The women have since moved on to high places, preferring to let talent and hard work speak for themselves. They liked the name but thought the acronym sounded more businesslike.Anyway, my reason for returning to the subject is that, apart from the inquiries about the name, I had a note which suggested that the FK club might care to collaborate with a reputable London charity on further good works.And - here comes the confessional - the club's honorary telephone number has disappeared somewhere into my filing system, never to be found again.So if the FK club is out there somewhere, perhaps it would get in touch. CONSTRUCTION NEWS