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



A Selection of Poems written at Borderland Voices



Eating Strawberries in November
by Pauline Heathcoate

Spending Time
by Pauline Heathcote

Life's a Maze
by Sheena Barnes

by Sue Gaukroger

Transport Problems
by Sue Gaukroger

Mother Earth
by Judith Gilchrist

It Was Meant to Be
by Judith Gilchrist

by Sheena Barnes

by Doreen Graham

Thinking of Down Days
by Sophie Barnes

Parody of Compassion by Susan Greehalgh

Washday Blues
by Susan Greehalgh

Competing With Conscience by Susan Greehalgh

There's a Hole...
by Sophie Barnes

Allotment days
by Sue Gaukroger

Do Not Linger Here
by John Bradshaw

by Sue Gaukroger

Gradbach Chapel
by Steve

Its April
by Sue Gaukroger

by Bev

The Man in the Mirror
by Paul Brady

The Power in My Head
by Deb Hollins

The Fear in Ink
by Joe Rennie

Tiles on the Roof
by Sheena Barnes

An Astronaut Searches...
by Sheena Barnes





Richard recently won the Volunteering through Adversity award at Staffs Moorlands Volunteer Star Awards. Well done Richard!!

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

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


The Oct 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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Our AGM (annual general meeting) is on Monday 14th, 7.30pm at BV. This public meeting is a chance find out what the charity has been doing & ask questions. Do come along.

For a 2nd year, Marlene organised a Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at BV. She baked all the scones & also made lots of cushions & aprons.

People enjoyed capturing the beauty & magic of Greece & its landscapes. Inside are a few images; Richard will photograph more when he returns from holiday & Sheena (in her own time) will assemble them into little books.

Repair work on the (leaking) flat roof over Andy’s office had to be postponed to October. Be prepared for noise & possibly disruption but Andy & Support Staffordshire hope to minimise it.

Our thanks to Andy’s husband John for rehanging a door to make more space in the activity room.