Archive for the ‘CEO’s Blog’ Category

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 […]

Charity Dinner at Sweet Mandarin for the Elderly

On Wednesday 30th December 2015, between Christmas and New Year, thanks to the famous Sweet Mandarin sisters,  our elderly folk at Wai Yin Society celebrated a festive dinner, at the Sweet Mandarin restaurant in Manchester. About 60 elderly people gratefully attended, and received a very warm welcome and excellent service. An enjoyable and fantastic time was had by all, and the food was delicious!!! As you know, the season can be a time of loneliness and isolation. We would like to especially thank the chefs and co-owners,  Lisa and Helen Tse, and staff of Sweet Mandarin for their wonderful kindness […]

Chair – Wai Yin Board of Trustees wins Mulan Award

It is our pleasure to inform you that our Chairperson Juanita Yau has won the Mulan Award (Contribution to Charitable Causes and Philanthrophy Award) last Monday 9th November 2015 We congratulate Juanita for winning this well deserved award. Mulan Foundation Network aims to recognise and honour the achievements of Chinese women in the UK and elsewhere through Annual Awards and in the process build up a global network of top and successful Chinese women and young Chinese women on the way up, for networking, mentoring and to support and help each other as well as contribute to the wider community. For […]

Wai Yin at the House of Lords

Congratulations! Juanita Yau, Chairperson of Wai Yin Society, was invited to attend the House of Lords to collect an award. She was the 1st runner up for CIAC & Shaftesbury Woman Volunteer of the  Year Award 2015 The Award Ceremony took place on Monday 19th October 2015 from 3.30pm – 5.00pm at the House of Lords, kindly hosted by The Lord Sheikh on behalf of the Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC). Traditional afternoon tea was served overlooking the beautiful River Thames with spectacular performances.

Manchester Great Run 10K 2015 / 2015年曼徹斯特10公里跑步

Wai Yin Society is fully participating, for the first time as one of the Great Run Charity Partners, in the BUPA Great Manchester 10K Run. It takes place this year in Manchester City centre on 10 May 2015 starting at 10 am. We have places for 25 runners, wishing to take up the challenge at a reduced price of £14. You would also receive a special Wai Yin T-shirt, goody bag and our express gratitude. In return, we ask you to raise at least £250 in donations from your friends and family for a very worthy cause: Special fundraising donation […]