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.
SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR ANNUAL DINNER
The One Voice Annual Dinner sill feature a special Strictly Come Dancing performance by the 1V Scouts. Key Note speeches will be delivered by a BBC Radio Presenter, and talks on mental health and well being. Read more
NOMINATIONS FOR CHAMPION AWARDS CLOSED
Voting for nominations for the 1V Community Champions is now closed. The shortlist announcement will be made on Monday 29th January. Winners will be announced on Saturday, 24th February 2018. Read more
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
LEADERS AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
One Voice Blackburn is pleased to link up with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to announce the nomination process for the Leader’s Award. 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
VOTING OPEN FOR 1V COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARDS
You can nominate your Institute, Young Person, Man and Woman of the Year 2018. Who are your Blackburn and Darwen heroes? 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!