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



Richard Egan is going Coast2Coast in aid of BV!!
Richard will be off-road riding from St Bees Head to Robin Hoods Bay on 29 August.
You can sponsor him here




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.




Trustee Richard Egan and his friend Bernard are cycling Coast to Coast for BV. This 200+ mile route, graded ‘challenging’, includes off-road tracks with steep ups & downs over the Lakeland Fells and N Pennines. Please sponsor him (forms at BV) or via
this website 

John Bradshaw has made a generous £100 donation to BV, to acknowledge the work of our accountant, Liz Fitzgibbon, and in celebration of diversity. Thank you, John

Our thanks to Haregate in Action(HIA) for £100, raised by their regular social events.

The excellent Male Voice Choir concert was well-supported. Our raffle raised £141. Thanks to all for hamper items; the Rock Inn for a voucher & Haregate in Action for a (separate) cheque.

We've made the Guardian Website with our efforts for the Mental Health Festival click


The August 2015 newsletter has been added on the newsletter page (1/8//2015)

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Aug 2015

Visit Foxlowe website or go in, to see BV work displayed by Viv.

BV arranges the Art sessions at Daisy Haye, open to all.

Marion’s summer outdoor painting sessions continue this month. For further details ring 01538 360432.

Artist Sarah Males from Buxton returns with 4 sessions being creative with old maps. This may include collage, cutting, folding or applying colour.