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1V AWARDS 2023 Nominations ARE NOW CLOSED!

Nominations have now closed for the 1V Awards 2023. The 1V Awards 2023 finalists will be announced in the One Voice Blackburn magazine on 7th December 2022. The finalists video will be aired on 9th January 2023.

The Leaders Award

One Voice Blackburn is pleased to link up with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to announce the nomination process for the Leader’s Award 2023.

Blackburn Muslim Burial Society won the Leader’s Award in 2021

Keep Blackburn Tidy won the Leader’s Award in 2019

One Voice Blackburn is pleased to link up with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to announce the nomination process for the Leader’s Award 2023.

The Leader’s Award, will acknowledge and reward an individual or an organisation that has shown strong leadership throughout the borough and to enhance the reputation of the town and its inhabitants. It will also look at entries that have shown a strong ethos of integration and cohesion in the town. This is the seventh year of the Award with winners coming from all sections of the community. 

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Glittering Sponsors Announced for 1V Awards

One Voice Blackburn is pleased to link up with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to announce the nomination process for the Leader’s Award 2023.

The 1V Awards Dinner, sponsored by Together Housing and Newground Together, has completed its stunning line-up of award sponsors. The organisations represent some of the biggest names in Blackburn with Darwen and beyond for the seven awards. Read More…

Awards Start Reaches Fever Pitch

The nominations process for the 1V Awards Dinner 2023 has been launched.

The 1V Awards Dinner, sponsored by Together Housing Association and Newground Together, will take place on 25th February 2023 at King George’s Hall, Blackburn. The Awards are run by charity One Voice Blackburn. 

The 1V Awards have become the most prestigious community accolades in the town, celebrating the success of volunteers, community groups, charities and local people. 

Individuals and groups can enter multiple categories, and entries can be submitted on behalf of nominees or themselves. The organisers have requested those sending nominations to include as much information as possible within the word-limit which is 200 words. 

The last 1V Awards Dinner took place in October 2021 following a break of 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

One Voice Blackburn is a charity that aspires to create cohesive, aspirational and confident communities in Blackburn with Darwen. It was set up in 2011 and won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018.

The 1V Awards Dinner was first held in 2013. This will be the 10th awards dinner held by the charity which also carries out community engagement work, consultation and events.

There will be seven awards presented on the evening of the 1V Awards Dinner. The following awards will have nominations: the Aya Hachem Young Person of the Year sponsored by Blackburn College; Group of the Year sponsored by Blackburn Youth Zone,; 1V Man of the Year sponsored by Reel Cinema Blackburn; 1V Woman of the Year sponsored by Lancashire Mind, The 1V Health Award sponsored by Spring North.

The John Roberts Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Let’s Foster and the Leader’s Award, sponsored by Blackburn with Darwen Council, are selected by the trustees of One Voice Blackburn.

The event will also feature key-note speeches and celebrate the work of One Voice Blackburn.  The event is themed ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

Together Housing Association and Newground Together are headline sponsors of the 1V Awards Dinner.

Angela Gibbs, Board Member and Equality Diversity and Inclusivity Champion to the Board said, “Building cohesion, improving health and well-being, helping people to reach their full potential – this is vitally important across all of our communities and Together Housing Group is delighted to headline sponsor this year’s 1V Awards Dinner to celebrate their truly inspirational work in Blackburn and Darwen.”

Zaffer Khan, Chief Executive of One Voice Blackburn, explains, “The 1V Awards Dinner has grown in each of the last ten years, and we are absolutely thrilled to have increased the number of awards. There is so much talent and achievements in Blackburn with Darwen worth celebrating, and this is the ideal gathering to showcase all that is good about our town. There is a certain amount of expectation and anticipation at our events and as a result we challenge ourselves to produce something unique.”

To nominate:
https://bit.ly/3e4iYFn

For more information: 
https://www.1vblackburn.org/1v-awards-2023/

TOGETHER Brands Sponsor ‘Unique’ Event

The 1V Awards Dinner has announced its headline sponsors for 2023.

Together Housing Association & Newground Together, both based in Blackburn, have previously been involved with the dinner and awards hosted by One Voice Blackburn.

One Voice Blackburn is a charity that aspires to create cohesive, aspirational and confident communities in Blackburn with Darwen. This will be the tenth annual dinner, hosting the 1V Awards. It will take place at King George’s Hall in late February 2023.

The event comprises of work celebrated by the charity, key note speakers, the 1V Awards, entertainment and concludes with a three-course meal. The 1V Awards Dinner is regarded as the largest and most prestigious community gathering in Blackburn with Darwen.

The 1V Awards Dinner was last held in October 2021 after numerous COVID-19 interruptions and was described as ‘breath-taking’ and ‘highly emotional’. 

Angela Gibbs, Board Member and Equality Diversity and Inclusivity Champion to the Board said, “Building cohesion, improving health and well-being, helping people to reach their full potential – this is vitally important across all of our communities and Together Housing Group is delighted to headline sponsor this year’s 1V Awards Dinner to celebrate their truly inspirational work in Blackburn and Darwen.”

The 1V Awards Dinner was first held in 2013. This will be the 10th awards dinner held by the charity which also carries out community engagement work, consultation and events.

There will be seven awards presented on the evening of the 1V Awards Dinner, including the Aya Hachem Young Person of the Year, Group of the Year, man and Woman of the Year, Health Award, and the John Roberts Outstanding Achievement Award. The Leader’s Award is sponsored by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Zaffer Khan, Chief Executive of One Voice Blackburn, explains, “We are proud to have Together Housing and Newground Together as headline sponsors for the 1V Awards Dinner 2023. They are two of the most prominent brands in Blackburn with Darwen and it is truly a privilege to have our event associated with them. The 1V Awards Dinner has grown in each of the last ten years, and we are absolutely thrilled to have increased the number of awards. There is so much talent and achievements in Blackburn with Darwen worth celebrating, and this is the ideal gathering to showcase al that is good about our town. There is a certain amount of expectation and anticipation at our events and as a result we challenge ourselves to produce something unique.”

The biggest community awards event in Blackburn with Darwen returns in February 2023. The 1V Awards Dinner, sponsored by Together Housing & NewGround, will take place at King George’s Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 25th February 2023.

The showpiece event will feature the workof One Voice Blackburn charity, key note speakers, and include six 1V Awards as well as the much-coveted Leader’s Award.

The last 1V Awards Dinner took place in October 2021 following a break of 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

One Voice Blackburn is a charity that aspires to create cohesive, aspirational and confident communities in Blackburn with Darwen. It was set up in 2011 and won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018.

The 1V Awards Dinner was first held in 2013. This will be the 10th awards dinner held by the charity which also carries out community engagement work, consultation and events.

There will be seven awards presented on the evening of the 1V Awards Dinner, including the Aya Hachem Young Person of the Year, Group of the Year, Man and Woman of the Year, Health Award, and the John Roberts Outstanding Achievement Award. The Leader’s Award is sponsored by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Zaffer Khan, Chief Executive of One Voice Blackburn, explains, “The 1V Awards Dinner has grown in each of the last ten years, and we are absolutely thrilled to have increased the number of awards. There is so much talent and achievements in Blackburn with Darwen worth celebrating, and this is the ideal gathering to showcase al that is good about our town. There is a certain amount of expectation and anticipation at our events and as a result we challenge ourselves to produce something unique.”