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Race the Dragon!

Our partner, Your Housing Group, participated in the dragon boat race on Sunday 12th May at Salford Quays to support two charities: Wai Yin Society and Manchester Mind. With a great deal of effort (sweat, but thankfully no blood and tears) from Your Housing and Wai Yin staff and volunteers, we managed to win two out of our three races during the day. This was achieved with little experience in boat rowing,  and we demonstrated a great team spirit,  and a “can do” attitude resulting in improved performance from heat to heat. All the paddlers listened to the drummer and […]

Dragon Boat Festival 2019

Please come and support Wai Yin Society and our partner, Your Housing Group, at the annual dragon boat festival in Salford Quays on Sunday afternoon 12th May 2019.  We will be paddling in boat (team) number 8. Monies from charity sponsorship raised will go to MIND / Wai Yin Society services It should be a great day! We’ve set up a fundraising page for people to donate to the two charities: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/yhg-dragon-boat-race-2019

Wai Yin Courses in Salford

Wai Yin have just finished their first ESOL course in Salford called ESOL for Volunteering and Active Citizenship in partnership with Salford City College’s Community Learning Team. This course was held in Little Hulton where we worked with the Big Local, who gave us a venue for the course, as well as providing support by publicising it amongst their well established Salford partners and liaising with potential students who called into their premises to register. The course concentrated on enabling students to access opportunities to improve their English and employment prospects by learning about the benefits of volunteering. Part of […]

Manchester Junior & Mini Run 19 May 2019

Calling all junior runners, and families!  Wai Yin Society, and the Maya Project, are participating in the Junior & Mini Run, for the first time, this year. If you and your children would like to join us, then please contact Amy: 0161 833 0377.  

Can you Run for Wai Yin Society?

Calling all fun-runners, “fund-runners”, joggers, and even serious runners. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we would like you to join us and help us raise  funds for our future activities and services. For further details, please contact Fundraising Team by 0161 833 0377 or [email protected] Or, please follow the steps described in the link below: Poster for 10k run (2)

3 Days 2 nights Troon & The Ayrshire Coast Trip

三日兩夜特倫和艾爾郡海岸休閒度假 3 Days 2 nights Troon & The Ayrshire Coast 日期: 2019年 7月 12至 14日 (星期五至日 Fri to Sun) 集合時間: 早上 八 時四十五分 ( 8:45 am) 集合地點 : 曼城長途旅遊車站 Manchester Central Coach Station,                                                              , Chorlton Street, Off Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3JF 費用: 會員 : £105 非會員 : £115 人數 : 40人 截止報名日期: 2019年5月10日 費用包括: 車費及住宿在 Prestwick的 Adamton Country House Hotel 兩天的早餐和晚餐 所有臥室均設有連接浴室設施 享受艾爾郡海岸(Ayrshire Coast)美麗的風景 •探索拉格斯(Largs)和遊覽特倫(Troon) 詳情請致電 0161 272 7482 […]

Motiv8: Building Better Opportunities for Greater Manchester

Wai Yin Society is a delivery partner of the Motiv8 programme, providing holistic support to empower and support Motiv8 participants. This includes IT classes, work club support, money and debt advice, ESOL courses and befriending, lunch and leisure classes. Motiv8 transforms people’s lives by helping them overcome the challenges and barriers they face to get back on track. By improving people’s wellbeing, confidence and employability skills, we increase people’s chances of accessing training or finding a job. Motiv8 is being led by Manchester Athena, a partnership of housing providers working together to transform people’s lives. The programme will support nearly […]

Chinese New Year Celebration 2019

CNY poster (Network)   Date: Tuesday 19th February 2019 Time: 18:30 –21:30 Venue: Glamorous Chinese Restaurant 2nd Floor, Wing Yip Business Centre. Manchester M4 5HU Price: £40 £35 for Wai Yin Members Free for children under 5 years old (no seat provided) 欲購門票或更多相關信息 請致電0161 833 0377或親臨慧妍社查詢 當晚設有舞獅, 抽獎, 表演及遊戲助興 For booking tickets or any further information, Please call 0161 833 0377 or visit our offices

Citizenship Preparation Courses 2019

Happy New Year! Wish you all the best for 2019.   Please be informed that new Life in the UK preparation courses will start on Tuesday, 8th January 2019 from 10am to 12noon at Wai Yin Headquarters.  If you have any users who need to apply for citizenship and need to do the preparation for the exam, please feel free to let them know, and apply for a place to study with us.   Please find the poster in both English and Chinese versions attached for your reference:   Life in the UK Poster Jan 2019 Life in the UK English Poster […]

Carols in the City

It was my pleasure to attend the annual Christmas Carols in the City concert last night in support of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. It was good too to meet up with a few friendly familiar faces! I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year 2019. 

Somme 100 Memorial in Heaton Park

Yesterday, I was honoured to attend an unveiling of a permanent memorial and commemorate the Somme in Heaton Park.  It was a moving ceremony with a performance by Feelgood Theatre and the Halle community choir to remember both those known and unknown who died in the battle there, and whom will never be forgotten. Thank you for inviting me to this special event.   

Visit of Nursing Students from Chinese University of Hong Kong

We recently welcomed a group of nursing students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to our Wai Yin Society Sheung Lok Centre.  Thank you to Dr Gayatri-Nambiar-Greenwood, Senior Lecturer, at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) who arranged the visit on Monday 12th November 2018. We provided details of our Wai Yin services, our particular health and social care model, and how it has impacted on the community based services provided in Manchester.  We also shared insights, knowledge and discussions about the differences in health care and nursing systems between Hong Kong and England.   They all enjoyed the study visit, learning […]

Women’s Vote Centenary Celebration

Come and join us at the Welcome Centre every Tuesday 12:30 -2:30pm during November to learn more about the Centenary of the Women’s Vote, learn about the UK voting system and how you can participate.  Enjoy free refreshments and have a friendly chat about how you can make your vote count.  

Visit of the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security

We were delighted to welcome a visit of the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, to the North West Employers, and to our Wai Yin Society, on 6th November 2018. The delegation attended our Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre in Ardwick, Manchester, in order to study our integrated work with local authorities and health providers.  It was an enjoyable time of learning, connecting and sharing. 

Volunteers’ Appreciation Lunch 2018

We recently took the opportunity to celebrate all the hard work and commitment of our wonderful volunteers  during the year.  Both the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr June Hitchen,  and the new Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester, Zheng XiYuan, honoured us with their presence, to present certificates to more than 60 of our volunteers,  as a token of our appreciation.  Our volunteers are involved in a wide range of service activities at Wai Yin Society:  such as Tai Chi, Mandarin teaching, Dancing, the Be-friendly scheme, Sheung Lok radio programme, and Macmillan solutions supporting cancer patients.  Also […]