Archive for 2014

Xmas Office Opening Hours

通告 慧妍社於12月25及26日(星期四及五) 聖誕節休息兩天 於12月29日(星期一)照常服務。 Office holiday closure Notice Due to the Christmas Holiday, the Office will be closed on Thursday 25/12/2014 – 26/12/2014 We will re-open on Monday 29/12/2014 Thank you very much!

New Eyes Youth Exchange Programme 2014 – 2105

What is NEW EYES? NEW EYES is a youth exchange programme for young people who are 16-24 years old. As a young person you will have the opportunity to travel abroad (Sweden and Greece), make lifelong friends with young people from other countries and learn from each other. An exchange like this will give you life experiences that would otherwise take years to accumulate. Applications close on Friday 9th January 2015 Contact Details: Amy Wong, Yusura Hassan & Sarah Thurogood Wai Yin Society 66-68 Swan Street Manchester M4 5JU Telephone 0161 833 0377 / 07518678624 Email [email protected]

Family Christmas Party for Single Mums/ Lone Parents on 22/12/2014 (Monday)

Family X’mas Party Date: 22/12/2014 (Monday) Time: 11 am -2 pm Place: Wai Yin Centre Activities: Games, group session, presents, lunch To enquire, please speak to Woon or Amy. 溫溫馨馨過聖誕 日期: 2014年12月22日(星期一) 時間: 上午十一時至下午二時 地點: 慧妍社總部 活動內容: 遊戲, 小組活動, 禮物, 午餐 如有資詢請聯絡鄭姑娘彧黃姑娘

Employment and Volunteering Fair in Cheetham Hill on Friday 16th January 2015

Wai Yin Society, in partnership with Multi-Agency Refugee Integration in Manchester (MARIM), would like to invite you to join with our Employment and Volunteering Fair on Friday January 16th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at The Welcome Centre, 18-32 Brentfield Avenue, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 0TW. Wai Yin Society has been supporting, empowering and working in partnership with Chinese individuals and families for 26 years. Founded in 1988 by a group of community-minded Chinese women, Wai Yin has become one of the largest Chinese community centres in the UK, sustaining its operations through commissions and contracts with mainstream […]

New Welcome Centre in Cheetham Hill

As of the 3rd November 2014, we are using another community centre in Cheetham Hill. This is a much bigger building, which allows us to expand our services to a very diverse local community comprised of very many ethnic backgrounds. There has been a lot of work done to bring it into operational use, and now we’re up and running, service users are attending at this address: 18-32 Brentfield Avenue Cheetham Hill Manchester M8 0TW Telephone: 0161 792 9760 Opening hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (10 am – 3 pm) The Current timetable of Activities includes: Weekday Time Activities Tue […]

Macmillan Solutions Volunteer Recruitment Event 2015

麥美倫癌症支援服務 義工招募大會 Macmillan Solutions Volunteer Recruitment Event 日期 : 二零一五 年 二月二日〔星期一〕 時間﹕ 11 am – 2 pm 地點﹕常樂中心 Sheung Lok Centre, Grosvenor Street Manchester M13 9UB * Tel. 0161 – 8330377 發揚關愛互助精神 與癌症患者及家人攜手同行 懇請你加入我們的義工行列 你的參與 將會為癌症患者的幽暗世界 多添一點亮光 大會活動包括: **專題講座 :了解癌症、認識麥美倫、如何參與成為義工 **提問時間:有問有答 **免費自助餐點招待 *有意參加者,請致電慧姸社報名,有助我們安排膳食*

Halal Meat Donation for Welcome Centre Community Café

We were delighted to welcome our friends from MC-UK (My Community UK) who came to celebrate Eid ul Abna, which marks the end of the annual Hadj (pilgrimage to Mecca) for Muslims. They brought us gifts of food to mark the occasion. They also donated mutton and lamb for the Café. All the meat dishes at the Community Café are halal, which reflects the fact that 50% of our service users are Muslim. We try and celebrate all the major faith festivals at the Community Café. It will soon be Diwali (the Hindu Festival of Light), and after that Christmas […]

Mandarin Corner

Mandarin Corner is a drop-in session organised by the Chinese Art Gallery who are in partnership with the Wai Yin. It is a place for people to come and improve their language skills in Mandarin. Anyone who is interested in taking part in the Mandarin Corner can contact us. Day: Usually first Saturday of each month Time: 13:30-15:30 Location: Chinese Art Centre, 13 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1EU Fee: Free If you are interested in attending, or want more information please contact us: Tel: 0161 833 0377 (Wai Yin Head Office) Contact person: Wai Ling Tang/ Yang Zhang Email: [email protected] […]

Annual Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Wai Yin recently celebrated the commitment and hard work of all staff and volunteers ( including the Trustees) at the annual appreciation dinner on Tuesday 9th September 2014. Some eighty participants were in attendance including friends and family. It was held at TOPS Buffet Restauarant on Portland Street, and was a great success!

Lord Mayor’s Charity Account

We are delighted to receive a sum of £1,000 in aid of Wai Yin Society from the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Account. This was granted by Councillor Naeem ul Hassan, who held the office of Lord Mayor for 2013-2014. Thank you very much. We intend to use this much needed money for our Welcome Centre.

Urban Fish Farm Update 养鱼场

At the end of August, a group of Wai Yin members travelled down to Gloucester to search for eels. There is an old nursery rhyme which goes; “Doctor Foster went to Gloucester in a shower of rain. He stood in a puddle right up to his middle and never went there again!” Well there was plenty of rain but we had such a wonderful time, that I am sure that we will be going again. We went in search of baby eels! The Severn River is the home of baby eels (called elvers), It is one of Nature’s miracles that […]

New Term Class Registration Week

New Term Class Registration Week: Monday, 18th August 2014 to Friday, 29th August 2014 (except Monday, 25th August 2014 & Tuesday, 26th August 2014)If you want to learn English and Computer, please come to Wai Yin Headquarter from 10:00am to 4:00pm for information/registration.  Thank you!新學期登記週:2014年8月18日, 星期一至2014年8月29日,星期五 (除了2014年8月25日,星期一及2014年8月26日,星期二)如你有興趣就讀英語和電腦,請在上午10時至下午4時到慧妍社總部查詢/報名。謝謝!

Street Clean Cheetham Hill

On Tuesday 12th August, Wai Yin organised a street clean up in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester. The emphasis was on encouraging local people from different faiths to cooperate and share in the cleaning of the streets around places of worship. Yesterday, we cleaned up the streets between two local churches. Next month we will clean up the streets around two mosques and the local Sikh temple (Gurdwara). We were joined by members of the local Jewish synagogue as well. We would like to thank everybody who participated but especially Sundus Salam, our environmental improvement officer!

Mid Autumn Festival Celebration

慶祝中秋節午餐聚會 日期: 2014年9月8日 (星期一 ) 詳情請聯絡 周姑娘 電話 0161 272 7482 Mid Autumn Festival 2014 常樂長者午餐會 Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre Grosvenor Centre, Justin Close, Manchester M13 9UB Tel: 0161 272 7482