Archive for the ‘In The News’ Category

Womens’ Vote Centenary

As part of our series of womens’ vote centenary events this year, there will be an “equaliteas” event at the Welcome Centre, Cheetham Hill. This is an open to all event.  There will a drama about the original suffragettes in China, role play demonstration of the current ballot process in Manchester, and a short presentation explaining the UK parliamentary system. Plenty of fun and refreshments. All welcome! Women Vote Centenary Equaliteas Event Poster (Welcome Centre) Please note, there will be another big event coming up in November 2018. Watch this space!

Parents’ Wellbeing Group

We have started a parents’ group which will be running for five consecutive weeks on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. This group welcomes all Chinese speaking mothers. It will be focusing on the improvement of their well-being, while reducing parental stress with mindfulness activities such as meditation. For more information, please contact Carol, email [email protected] or telephone 0161 833 0377.  Ad – TC   Ad – SC

Wai Yin Society Meets Consul General

I had the pleasure of meeting with the Manchester Consul General, Dr Sun Dali, on 19th May. Dr Sun is returning to Beijing, and I would like to congratulate him on his work here in Manchester, and wish him all the best for the future. 

Parenting Talks

Wai Yin Society will be giving two parenting talks, this month, at our Dr Sylvia Sham Centre. The first is on Thursday 21st June 2018, 10:30-13:00. The second will be on Thursday 28th June, 10:30-13:00. The subject matters are, “Cultural Adaptation in the Growth and Life of British Chinese Adolescents” and “Intergenerational Communication between Parents and Children of Chinese families in the UK” respectively. For further details, please contact Amy Wong, telephone 0161 833 0377, email [email protected] waiyin.org.uk

Wai Yin Staff run Manchester 10K

A very big thank you, and congratulations, to our two staff members, Amy Wong (Family Team) and Wai Ling Tang (ETE Team). Amy and Ling have raised over £600 from running the Manchester 10k.  I would like to give them a big, big, big, thanks for their wonderful efforts to raise money for Wai Yin Society, and in memory of Dr Sylvia Sham.  Amy and Ling are our CHAMPION women runners.  Well Done!    

Recording Memories

Wai Yin Society are commencing a new macmillan solutions project. Please see leaflet(s) linked below: New Leaflet It’s a pioneering service that allows people with life-threatening illnesses, or those receiving palliative care, to record their life story on audio CD. It’s a remarkable project in many ways – not least because a team of volunteers is at its heart. If you would like to join us, please contact Anny Chan, email [email protected] or telephone 07856 212 942 (Note: photos of “Basil”, the macmillan information bus in Manchester’s Chinatown)  

Important Information about our Communications

Due to changes in European Union legislation which comes into effect in May 2018, we will no longer be able to contact you with details of our events and activities unless you provide your consent and contact details. From this date, you could miss out on hearing about new resources and activities as we will no longer be able to send you emails. To stay in touch simply download and fill in the form from the link below to tell us how you want to hear from us, and email to [email protected]: Privacy consent form v6(English Version) Privacy consent form v6(Chinese […]

Macmillan Appreciation Event 2018

Recently, Wai Yin volunteers participated in an Macmillan Solutions appreciation event, in a night of fun and positivity, at the Castlefield Rooms, Dukes 92, Manchester. It was a fabulous evening with time to reflect on our collective achievements in 2017 of providing 4,780 hours of support to 549 cancer patients.  Wai Yin will be holding our next Macmillan volunteer recruitment on Wednesday 25th April, 10am – 2pm, at Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre. For more information, and to register, please telephone Anny Chan, 0161 833 0377 or email [email protected]  

Welcome Centre Open Day

On the 16th of March 2018, Welcome Centre was bustling with excitement as we were hosting an Open Day. This event was funded by the Guinness Partnership.  The Open Day has provided opportunities for over 200 Guinness tenants to learn more about the services offered at Welcome Centre. For many of them, this is the first time they attended an event at a community centre near them. On the day, they were introduced to the various services that we offer and activities that they can participate in such as free English classes, general advice service, cooking classes, furniture upcycling/DIY sessions, […]

Easter Office Opening Hours

Notice 2018 Easter 通告 慧妍社將於二零一八年三月三十日(星期五)及四月二日(星期一)復活節假期休息。 我們會於二零一八年四月三日(星期二)恢復正常服務。                     Office Closed Notice Wai Yin Society will be closed on Good Friday 30th March, 2018 and Easter Monday 2nd April, 2018. Service will resume on Tuesday 3rd April, 2018.                  Thank you very much!

International Women’s Day 2018

Women of possibilities! This month, we celebrated International Women’s Day with a number of programmed activities within our local communities.   We were delighted that over 100 people turned up on the actual day (Thursday 8th March) to celebrate International Women’s Day with a number of programmed activities at Sheung Lok Well Being Centre.  A creative drama presented by a group of women brought the audience back to 100 years ago, to the Women’s Suffrage movement in both China and the UK.  It’s not commonly known that those pioneering efforts in China contributed to women getting the vote in the UK. We discussed […]

International Womens Day : Women of Possibilities

We are engaging in a number of activities this month to promote International Womens Day 2018. On Saturday, there will be a “walk for women” in the city centre. We are going to meet at the Chinatown arch at 1pm and from there, link up with the main procession outside central library. Please do come and join us, in support!     Also, on  Thursday 8th March, we will host an event at the Sheung Lok Centre, on the theme of the Womens’ Suffrage movement, details below: To quote the City Council website: “2018 marks the centenary of the Representation […]

Thank You all Visitors, Volunteers and Staff at our Chinese New Year Stall

 A very big “thank you” to all the visitors who celebrated with us, and staff and volunteers who turned out on Sunday 18th February in Albert Square to assist with Manchester’s Chinese New Year of the Dog celebrations, which raised awareness of  Wai Yin Society’s services among the general public. This year’s festival was arguably the best ever! We were able to entertain the public on the day with a variety of activities (choi-san fancy dress, writing Chinese names, guess the name of our dog, treasure hunt, selling paper dragons etc.), and I believe that this in itself is a valuable service that contributes to […]

Wai Yin awarded Matrix Quality Mark

We are delighted to announce that Wai Yin Society has recently renewed and been re-awarded the Matrix Standard. We have been successful in obtaining the Matrix Quality Mark for another 3 years! ‘If an organisation has the Matrix Standard, you know they are up to a benchmark of quality in terms of their provision.’ The Matrix Standard is a unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals. We hold the Matrix Quality Mark, which provides you with assurance that we […]