Together Housing Headlines Prestigious Dinner

The 1V Awards Dinner has announced its headline sponsor 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 will be sponsored by the following organisations

1V Aya Hachem young Person of the Year 2023 is sponsored by Blackburn College

1V Group of the Year 2023 is sponsored by Blackburn Youth Zone 

1V Group of the Year 2023 is sponsored by Reel Cinema

1V Woman of the Year Award 2023 is sponsored by Mind Lancashire

NEW – 1V Health Award 2023 is sponsored by Spring North

John Roberts Outstanding Achievement Award 2023 is sponsored by Lets