1V AWARDS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
You can nominate your choice for a 1V Community Champion Award. The awards are inter seventh year. Winners will be announced at the One Voice Annual Dinner, in February 2019. Read more
HIGH TEA EVENT PROMOTES COHESION
A hundred people attended the One Voice High Tea event at St. Francis’s Church Hall in Blackburn. The event was delivered by the 1V Women’s Network and supported by Near Neighbours. Read more
ONE VOICE RECEIVES HERITAGE SUPPORT
One Voice Blackburn has received a National Lottery grant for an exciting heritage project, My First Day in Lancashire Mills. The project will be delivered by the West End Girls (WEGs). Read more
RAMADAN PROJECT SHORTLISTED FOR MAJOR AWARD
One Voice has been shortlisted for The Inclusive Companies Awards 2018 for their campaign, ‘I am not a Muslim but I will fast for one day.’ The campaign is a finalist in the Diversity Marketing Campaign of the Year. Read more
18 YEAR OLD JOINS 1V ALUMNI
Rahat Sheth has been inducted into the 1V Alumni programme for her continued services to youth work in Blackburn and Darwen. Read more
YOUTH GROUP FEED THE HOMELESS
The 2020 Vision team, responsible for arranging projects, recently planned a ‘Feed the Homeless’ project for The Salvation Army in Blackburn. Read more
CHILDREN IN NEED PROJECT GIVES ‘CONFIDENCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE
The 1V Cricket Academy, supported by Children in Need, has been described as ‘inspirational’ by parents who have noticed huge differences in those attending the weekly sessions. Read more
HUNDREDS OF NON MUSLIMS ‘FAST FOR A DAY’
Over 200 non-Muslims throughout Blackburn and Darwen took part in the #imnotamuslimbutiwillfastforoneday. The community cohesion initiative is not in its fifth year.
ONE VOICE LANDS PRESTIGIOUS QUEENS AWARD
We are delighted to announce One Voice Blackburn has been selected as a recipient for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2018. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.
RECORD NUMBERS SIGN UP TO RAMADAN PROJECT
The annual ‘I’m Not a Muslim But I will Fast for One Day’ initiative has seen an increase in numbers wanting to get involved. The One Voice initiative, sponsored by Bukhara, features members of the public fasting for a day to experience the Muslim activity. The project is part of a community cohesion effort by One Voice in Blackburn and Darwen.
MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT CHANGES LIVES
One Voice have worked alongside Lancashire Mind to eradicate the stigma of mental health. The Time to Change campaign was commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Read more…
CRICKET FOR GIRLS ARRIVES AT ONE VOICE
A Soft Ball Cricket Festival saw the launch of the cricket academy for girls in mid April. Over 25 ladies attended the festival, with many playing cricket for the first time.
NEW NETBALL GROUPS PROVE MASSIVE SUCCESS
The new 1V netball groups have proved such a success that new sessions are to be introduced to meet the demand. The 1V Netball Club was launched in February 2018 at the annual dinner.
SCOUTS DANCE IS HIGHLIGHT OF AWARDS DINNER
Volunteers, community workers, and One Voice personnel have been honoured at the annual 1V Community Champion Awards.
1V NETBALL CLUB LAUNCHES
The 1V Netball Club was officially launched at the One Voice Annual Dinner, in February 2018.
SADIQ PATEL TO WIN OUTSTANDING AWARD
A man who captured hearts across the world is the recipient of the 1V John Roberts Outstanding Achievement Award.
LEADER’S AWARD GOES TO SCOUTING CHAMPION
The Mohammed Khan Leader’s Award has been won by a scouting volunteer for over 30 years of work. The award will be presented at the One Voice Annual Dinner.
PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT ‘TIME TO CHANGE’
One Voice are working with Lancashire Mind and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to end mental health discrimination among the South Asian heritage community.
THE NOMINEES ARE…
The shortlist announcement has been announced for the 1V Community Champion Awards 2018. A total of over 120 nominations have been whittled down to 16 in four categories.
SHOPS TO BECOME FRIENDS OF DEMENTIA
One Voice have launched a campaign to make Whalley Range, Blackburn a dementia friendly area as part of the award winning Baiter Sehat project in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Read more
15 YEAR OLD TO HOST ANNUAL DINNER 2018
St Wilfrid’s Academy student Zainab Iqbal will be hosting the One Voice Annual Dinner at the Windsor Suite in February 2018. Read more
1V SCOUTS ARE GOING TO MALAYSIA
32 members of our Scouts family will be travelling to Malaysia next Summer to link up with Scouts groups in South East Asia. Read more…
ONE VOICE PARTNER IN MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT
Lancashire Mind, Blackburn with Darwen Council and One Voice Blackburn are joining forces on a new initiative which aims to end mental health discrimination. Read more…
AWARD GIVEN NAME CHANGE IN HONOUR OF LATE COUNCILLOR
The One Voice Outstanding Achievement Award will be renamed as The John Roberts Outstanding Achievement Award. It is awarded on the night of the One Voice Annual Dinner. Read more…
ONE VOICE TO FEATURE IN DIGITAL FIRST
One Voice is going digital in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Read more
CRICKET ACADEMY IS LAUNCHED BY LEADER
One Voice Blackburn have launched the 1V Cricket Academy with the help of Council leader, Councillor Mohammed Khan. Read more
DELAY DEMENTIA IS LAUNCHED AS PART OF BAITER SEHAT
During Phase 4, focus groups revealed that people wanted to know how to delay or prevent dementia. One Voice have worked with local GP Dr Pervez Muzaffar to explore this alongside Age UK Blackburn with Darwen.
The concept to create a Delay Dementia leaflet was initiated by Brookhouse Development Group. The leaflet gives comprehensive advice on how to stay active, eat the right foods, watch your weight, stay fit mentally, and stop smoking – five key areas to delay the onset of dementia.
YOUTH GROUP LAUNCH DRUG AND ALCOHOL MISUSE VIDEO
One Voice has teamed up with CGL Inspire and GO2 to produce a video to highlight drug and alcohol misuse. Read more
GP LAUDS MENTAL HEALTH DEBATE
One Voice held a mental health debate as part of their ongoing work on the Baiter Sehat project, in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Read more
HIGH TEA EVENT GOES DOWN A TREAT
As part of the Summer Event programme 2017 One Voice held a High Tea event at St. Francis’s Church Hall in Blackburn. It brought together communities from across Blackburn. Read more
ONE VOICE NET COACHING SUPPORT
One Voice Blackburn is helping to create netball coaches of the future. In a project that is supported and funded by Sport England, One Voice aims to recruit and train up to 12 netball coaches in Blackburn and Darwen as part of a 1V Netball Academy. Read more
ONE VOICE AWARDED BBC CHILDREN IN NEED GRANT
One Voice Blackburn are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded them a grant to fund the 1V Cricket Academy and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in Blackburn. Read more
FRIENDS INSPIRE HEPATITIS AWARENESS
Inspire and GO2 with One Voice have teamed up with local organisations to become ‘Friends of the Service’ for World Hepatitis Day. Read more
WEGs HAVE THEIR CAKE & GET FITTER
The WEGs hosted a Bake Off Competition. The girls utilised their culinary skills to create outstanding desserts.
The WEGS took part in their first ever fitness and dance session with instructor Fahima Iqbal, a 1V Community Champion Award nominee. The group chose to try out the hip hop style dance technique and danced to ‘Wild Thoughts’ by Rihanna.
The girls were extremely energetic at the beginning of the lesson and became increasingly co-ordinated as the session progressed. WEGS member Azin even impressed her peers with some ad hoc cartwheels. The girls split into small groups to perform the routine and concluded that the most adept dancer in the group is Zainab!