Annual Dinner & 1V Community Champions

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. Read more

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT MADE FOR 1V CHAMPIONS

The nominees for the 1V Community Champion Awards has now been released. A total of 16 nominations have been announced. Read more…

Click here to watch the nomination video, hosted by Zainab Iqbal

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR ANNUAL DINNER

Speakers have been announced for the One Voice Annual Dinner 2018, and they include the BBC Radio Presenter Shabnum yours Jewell. Read more

Shabnum Younus Jewell will be talking about empowerment and career choices

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

1V COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS – NOMINATIONS CLOSED

You can vote for your Institute, Young Person, Man and Woman of the Year 2018. Closing Date is 11th January 2018. Read more…

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RENAMED

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…

The Annual Dinner is held in King George’s Hall, Blackburn

WHAT IS THE ANNUAL DINNER?

The Annual Dinner takes place each year to celebrate the work of One Voice, it’s groups and the wider Blackburn and Darwen community. The event also hosts the 1V Community Champion Awards. The first annual showpiece event took place in 2013.

The event comprises of key-note speeches, presentations by various One Voice groups, project updates, and is concluded with a three course meal. The annual gathering has most recently been held at the Windsor Suite, part of King George’s Hall in Blackburn.

The winners of the awards in 2017

Each year a member of West End Girls (WEGs) hosts the prestigious event with an audience of nearly 300. In 2017, St Wilfrid;s student Safah Layla took to the stage at the age of 14!

The dinner attracts some of the most influential people within the Blackburn and Darwen communities, but maintains a community feel at its core.

Zahra Ahmed hosted the annual dinner in 2016, at the age of 16.

A number of local organisations sponsor the Annual Dinner including Blackburn College, HPA Solicitors, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Humraaz Refuge.

The event also hosts the 1V Community Champions Awards. these include the Man and Woman of the Year awards, alongside Youth and Institute awards, as well as an Outstanding Achievement. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council sponsor a Leadership Award that is presented on the evening.

Annual Dinner 2017 Photos