COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT ANNUAL DINNER
Volunteers, community workers, and One Voice personnel have been honoured at the annual 1V Community Champion Awards.
The awards, hosted by 15-year-old student Zainab Iqbal were part of the One Voice Annual Dinner at the Windsor Suite at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Saturday night. Read more
ADAM SCOOPS YOUNG PERSON AWARD
Adam Umarji was awarded the accolade of Young Person of the Year at a glittering awards ceremony held at King George’s Hall on Saturday 24th February 2018. Read more
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…
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
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…
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.
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.
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