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 Nov 2019 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page

The 2018-19 Annual report has been added to the newsletter page

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At our annual general meeting last month we welcomed 3 new trustees: Mark and Bonnie (both attend the writing group) and Pauline, a friend of Sheena’s. This greatly strengthens our board, bringing new skills and ideas to the management of BV.

Coming soon to the website: our illustrated Annual Report 2018-19, the story of our year. For a hard copy, contact Andy. (The accounts highlighted the increased difficulty of raising money to maintain our activities; any fund-raising ideas welcome.)

People worked hard and enthusiastically to conjure up 3-D sea creatures against an underwater background.
A few examples appear inside; expect more when Richard returns from holiday.

Advance notice: Christmas lunch is now booked for Tues. 10th December, at Tittesworth as usual. If you’d like to come, please let Andy know a.s.a.p. Uniform price: £16.95.