Borderland Voices a charity promoting Health and Well-being through the Arts



happy new year

We were delighted to see Jim & Margaret Boston to thank them for the £300 donation in Tony’s memory.





Borderland Voices was founded in 1998 in Leek, Staffordshire and currently works across the Staffordshire Moorlands. Our aim is to promote mental health through the arts and to raise public awareness and understanding of mental health issues by delivering accessible arts projects and offering creative space for self-expression within a mutually supportive community.





To write what
I did not know I need to say.
To hear, to read,
to keep mad dogs at bay.

Freedom to listen unbiased
by cold chandler's
false indoctrination's wax.

Alive. Alight. Not lax.

Freedom to breathe out again
expel past pain
and smile, and live again.




Jim & Margaret Boston, Tony’s parents, dropped by last month. They made a most generous £300 donation in Tony’s memory to support the art group in 2017

Mary King, a long-standing member of our writing group has been selected as one of the winners of The Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition (see more 

Viv Young is ‘Highly Commended’ at County Awards Ceremony

Owing to unforeseen medical circumstances, Richard Egan has had to postpone his 200+ mile (intended Aug 29 - Sept 5), Coast to Coast cycle challenge for BV. New date probably spring 2016. You can still sponsor Richard (forms at BV) or here



The Jan 2017 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (4/1/2017)

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Jan 2017

As always, Tittesworth restaurant provided an excellent meal & we enjoyed good company at our Christmas lunch
. Joan’s daughter-in-law Hilary provided a
selection of wonderful raffle prizes whichraised £34.

On 10 Jan. Sarah Elsom of the Lord Lieutenant’s office is coming
at 12.30; Jason put BV in for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Our thanks to Cllr Dani Ogden for chocolates to share in 2017.

The 2017 calendar is in stock, a credit to the artists& writers who contributed. The very reasonable price is £2.50
(or £3.70 including postage). It makes a lovely gift.