Volunteers rewarded at glitzy seventies themed 1V Awards

Volunteers rewarded at glitzy seventies themed 1V Awards

The tenth 1V Awards Dinner, sponsored by Together Housing and Newground, happened on Saturday and was attended by greater than 400 company.

The dinner in King George’s Hall’s Concert Hall was hosted by 14-year-olds Alisha Seedat, Aleeza Isa, Maya Khalid and Bilal Hussain.

The younger hosts interviewed key company from Blackburn and Darwen together with earlier winners.

Watch: Teenagers star in new video showcasing best of Blackburn

The night additionally featured 16-year-old singing sensation Hafsah Khonat who carried out a few of the basic hits from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

The occasion additionally featured an emotional commemoration video that includes messages from households who had misplaced family members.

The Aya Hachem Young Person of the Year award was offered by Aya’s mum Samar Salame, who thanked the organisers for inviting her to the occasion and “creating this lasting legacy for her daughter”.

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The Aya Hachem Young Person of the Year award winner – Muhammed Karbarhi.

Recipient, Muhammed Karbarhi, stated,  “This award has given me the motivation to proceed working exhausting in making a constructive influence in the whole lot I do.

“I stay up for utilizing this recognition to encourage others and and contribute to the expansion and developments of all my future endeavours.”

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Blackburn Food Bank had been named Group of the 12 months

The Group of the Year award, sponsored Blackburn Youth Zone, was received by Blackburn Food Bank for its continued work throughout unprecedented instances.

Accepting the award, Aamirah Ayub stated, “Thank you on behalf of the wonderful group of volunteers, workers, and trustees.

“Thank you to everybody who helps Blackburn Food Bank with donations and in any other case.”

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Community Group IMO received the Health Award

The IMO Charity had been the winners of the inaugural 1V Health Award, sponsored by Spring North.

Chief govt Mohammed Sidat stated, “We are thrilled to have received the 1V Health Award.

“IMO want to thank everybody who has supported and joined us on this unforgettable journey.”

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Yasir Sufi was named Man of the 12 months

Yasir Sufi, who was awarded 1V Man of the Year, sponsored by Reel Cinema, expressed his delight at successful.

He stated: “I really feel completely privileged at receiving this award. It is for everybody who has supported me.

“There are many people locally who equally deserve this award.”

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Uzma Khan was named Woman of the Year

The 1V Woman of the Year award, sponsored by Lancashire Mind, went to Uzma Khan for her work in encouraging members of the local people to higher their bodily and psychological well being by way of strolling.

“I’m nonetheless slightly overwhelmed as this was a complete shock however as they are saying good issues occur to those that wait,” stated Uzma.

“This award will not be solely mine however for all the group of Four Seasons Outdoors with out who this award wouldn’t have been attainable.”

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Firoza Mohmed with the Outstanding Achievement award

The awards culminated within the John Roberts Outstanding Achievement Award, which was offered to Firoza Mohmed for her work in supporting victims of home abuse and violence.  

Firoza, who was delighted and emotional when receiving her trophy, stated: “It was an ideal honour to obtain the Outstanding Achievement award.

“It was actually an incredible night of celebrations on the 1V Awards Dinner. All the finalists and winners deserve particular reward.

“The actual spotlight for me was One Voice giving younger folks alternatives not seen earlier than.”

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 Jamie Holman with the Leadership Award for 2023

The 1V Awards additionally featured the Leadership Award, individually sponsored by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, which was offered to Jamie Holman.

Jamie stated: “Blackburn is an thrilling place to be, our cultural and inventive communities are thriving.

“To be recognised for enhancing the status of Blackburn and bringing communities collectively makes me pleased with the work I produce.”

One Voice chair Abrar Hussain stated this was the most effective 1V Awards occasion but.

He stated: “This was the tenth anniversary of the awards, and the calibre of winners demonstarates what a outstanding neighborhood and voluntary sector that exists in our borough.

“As an organisation we’re proud to showcase their achievements.”

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The finale of the 1V Awards included the launch of a video, supported by the Arts Council showcasing Blackburn.

The video sees Alisha Seedat stroll by way of the city taking in Corporation Park, Cathedral Square, the city centre and Victoria Street.

Along the way in which she is joined by Zainab Hanslod and Aisha Hussain.

The video was a part of One Voice Blackburn’s ‘Blackburn – We Live It, We Breathe It, We Love It’ marketing campaign, and you may watch it here.



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