Archive for 2016

通告 Notice

慧妍社於12月21日(星期三)休假一天, 12月22日(星期四) 服務恢復正常. Wai Yin Society will be closed on Wednesday 21st December 2016. Service will resume on Thursday 22nd December 2016.

Dr. Sylvia Sham: Obituary Notice

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our CEO, Dr Sylvia Sham, on Saturday evening, 10th December 2016, after a short illness with cancer. Life can be like a long-distance race, where patience and endurance with small beginnings grow into bigger visions. Sylvia ran this race. She poured so much of herself into seeing Wai Yin Society services expand, reaching more and more people, regardless of background and culture. Last year, she received the “Spirit of Manchester Awards 2015: Contribution to the sector Award” for her committed work, which has made a huge difference to the […]

通告 Notice

通告 慧妍社将于以下日期休圣诞节及新年假: 2016年12月22日(星期四,下午1点后) 2016年12月26– 28日(星期一、二、三) 2017年1月2日(星期一) 我们将于以下日期正常提供服务: 2016年12月23日(星期五) 2016年12月29– 30日(星期四、星期五) 2017年1月3日(星期二) Notice Wai Yin Society will be closed on the following dates for Christmas and New Year holiday: 22 December 2016 (Thursday after 1pm) 26– 28 December 2016 (Monday– Wednesday) 2 January 2017 (Monday) We open as usual on the following dates: 23 December 2016 (Friday) 29 – 30 December 2016 (Thursday and Friday) 3 January 2017 (Tuesday)

Ambition for Ageing Community Radio

Due to cultural and language barriers, most Chinese older people switch their TV and radio to Hong Kong and China channels. Since then, Wai Yin regularly broadcasts on Radio Television Hong Kong 5 (RTHK5). We have had lots of feedback and requests from Manchester BME Chinese residents as many of them obtained information through these broadcasts. As a result, we felt that there is a need to provide community information to the wider Chinese community. Therefore a pilot project worked with ALL FM to produce ‘Radio Sheung Lok’! We had two live shows on the 1st and 30th September. To […]

Macmillan Partnership with Wai Yin

在九月,我们有一个讲座 ( 说话 ) 和一个咖啡早晨 Tuesday, 27th September – Cancer Awareness Talk (the first talk of the 4 monthly sessions) at Sheung Lok Centre, delivered by Gary Witham, Senior Lecturer at MMU Friday, 30th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning at MRI

Happy Mid Autumn Festival 2016

[:en] A very happy mid autumn celebration to all! http://www.educationuk.org/global/articles/uk-mid-autumn-moon-festival-celebrations/ http://www.chinahighlights.com/festivals/mid-autumn-festival-date.htm Wai Yin Society [:]

Furniture Upcycling

[:en]Wai Yin is running an Upcycling Furniture project, where you can get FREE training to learn how to repair and reuse old furniture. We will teach you practical skills to fix old furniture and how to sell it on to make money. We can also offer language or math support if you need it. This project is only available for people who are unemployed. Contact Joanna at 0161 796 9760 for further information. The next class starts Late September 2016[:]

Battle of the Somme Commemoration Event

Our volunteers and service users at Wai Yin’s Welcome Centre, on Cheetham Hill, recently took part in the national commemoration event in Manchester, Bignor Street Park on 1 July 2016,  of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.   It was a  touching, and well-organised event. And multi-cultural in the context of commemorating WW1. For example, the many casualties included those of the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC),  the contingents recruited by the British government to support our frontline troops. People felt it was a privilege to take part, and it brought the community together.  

World Tai Chi Day 2016

We were very pleased that our service users from the Tai Chi Exercise Group, Sheung Lok Centre, participated in the World Tai Chi Day event in Salford. World Tai Chi Day is celebrated all over the world, in each country at 10am local time tai chi is performed in city parks, tiny village halls, sports centres or beaches – sending a wave of tai chi energy around the world. Media CityUK was the venue for a World Tai Chi event on Saturday 30th April. Over 300 people came together for a mass tai chi performance, workshops and demonstrations. 2016 was […]

Current Developments at the Welcome Centre

The well being activities at the New Welcome Centre are developing apace! Recently a furniture up cycling project was set up to renew and reuse donated funiture. Service users are enthusiastically learning new skills, and an observer has commented that some of the updated furniture looks an improvement on the originals! As well as the freely available food and clothes provided by the Welcome Centre, fresh fish and fresh eggs are also on the menu in due course from our fish tanks, and hens. Our volunteers are doing a wonderful job in the kitcken, and general running of the centre. An ex-Olympic cyclist from […]

Great Manchester Run 22 May 2016

Come and be part of Manchester’s Greatest Run on Sunday 22 May! The 10k running event, broadcast live on BBC,  is an event not to be missed! Last year was a great success and our team of runners raised a fantastic amount for a good cause. This year, we are entering individually. Please support Wai Yin Society, and  enter at the link below: http://www.greatrun.org/great-manchester-run?gclid=CO6uk9StmswCFawy0wod4sQHOA