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

 

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Jan 2019 Newsletter

Annual Report 2016-17

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

FREEDOM

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.

Paul

     

HEADLINES

We’ve received small grants recently from the Masons, Leek Town Lands & Leek Rotary; our thanks to them all.

RICHARD'S abseil....
Well, we did it and we enjoyed it so much, we went down three times each.
Thank you to everyone who supported us, from donors, to the team members and their families.
A huge thanks to Mark Fox, our anchorman on the day and the voice of calm to those of us less confident. Brilliant job Mark.Thank you to Jaz Bagdi, who's smile never left his face. whether he was on the rope, or solid ground.
Thank you to Zuleika, not least for overcoming your fears (three times). What next for you?
Thank you to our friends and families for supporting us on the day. Lyn, James, Stuart, Kira, Dee, Jo, Matt, Leeanne, our chairman of trustees, Bob and last, but by no means least Rokai, 5 in August and Matthew, 6 next February, both of whom descended three times each.
A terrific time, in aid of a very worthwhile cause.

If you know of any possible sponsors for BV, please tell Andy.

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The January 2019 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page

The 2016-17 Annual report has been added to the newsletter page

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NEWS

Sheena worked with a group in Onecote on calligraphy to complement the Patchwork Landscape squares which we made with Elspeth. Photos of the complete assembly to follow.

28 people including participants, trustees & spouses enjoyed Christmas lunch at Tittesworth, which was as good as ever.

A small self-help, DIY art group continues to meet at BV on Thursdays 10.30-12.30. All welcome.

Cassie, a Derby University Creative expressive Therapies student will lead many sessions Jan-Mar, both writing & art.

Small grants (Leek Town Lands, Leek Rotary, the Masons) pay our 2019 rent while Richard’s abseil supports sessions.