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

 

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

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NEWS

Sheena has mounted the Onecote calligraphy with our Patchwork Landscape; we await photos. Good article in Jan’s Onecote Observer. Kate Beresford of the committee said how pleased they were to host 2 lots of arts outreach sessions (Sheena & Sarah): ‘welcome additional activities for the village’.

Self-help DIY art group continues Thursdays
10.30-12.30. All welcome.

Cassie, our Derby Uni. Creative Expressive Therapies student leads all art sessions this month, providing her car doesn’t breakdown & we don’t have heavy snow.

Future of local health services in N Staffs, Consultation event Mon 11 March, St Edward’s Academy, Westwood Road, Leek, ST13 8DN. Ring 01782 298002 to book as it’ll fill up.

Richard hopes to restart the Photography Group – Wed.
2-4pm. Let him or Andy know a.s.a.p. if you’re interested.