Calligraphy Art Classes at the Welcome Centre

Calligraphy Art classes have started on 27th September at the Welcome Centre from 10 am to 12 noon.  If anyone would like to learn the calligraphy skill, please feel free to come to the Wai Yin Welcome Centre, 18-32 Brentfield Avenue, M8 0TW.

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Spirit of Manchester Awards 2018

We were delighted to receive the Partnership and Collaboration Award, on behalf of and as a key partner, for the Maya Project. A collaborative approach to support Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women and girls in Manchester, dealing with crisis, accessing help and support, developing aspirations and achieving dreams.

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Day Trip to Liverpool

A few remaining places available for a family day trip to Liverpool, on Monday 22nd October, during the school half term break. Activities / Venues include:  World Museum, to see some China’s famous terracotta warriors; Albert Dock, which has the Maritime museum, Liverpool museum, Tate Modern and many more attractions.

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Older carers: invisible and undervalued

Older informal carers are usually people over retirement age who are looking after a partner or disabled child.  We have found at the Wai Yin Society that older Chinese carers need more support.

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Revised September to December Course Schedule

Both English and Chinese versions of the revised Sep – Dec 2018 Course Schedule have been uploaded.  Please see web linked attachments below: Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Chinese version) revised 1 Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Revised 1) All the courses will start in September 2018.

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Quiet but not silent, thanks to National Lottery, life stories of older Chinese people can be heard

I want to tell you about an exciting new project, which represents an investigation “crossing cultures, crossing time” for many people within our communities.  In July Wai Yin Society received a National Lottery grant of £36,900 for an exciting heritage project – Crossing the borders – in Manchester.

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August Bank Holiday Closure 八月公眾假期休息一天

Wai Yin Society is closed on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August, 2018. Service will resume on Tuesday 28th August, 2018.

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Wai Yin Society welcomes the new Consul General in Manchester

I, along with other selected representatives of the Chinese community, was invited by the new Consul General, Mr,  Zheng Xiyuan,  to meet with him recently in order to advise on how to enhance the interaction between the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China and the local communities in Manchester.  This is an auspicious start to his term of office on July 25, and we look forward to a successful time of cooperation and mutual development!

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Vote for the Welcome Centre: Spirit of Manchester 2018 Award

We are excited to announce that the Welcome Centre has been shortlisted for the Spirit of Manchester 2018 Community Space Award. It would be greatly appreciated if you would click the link and vote for the Welcome Centre if you also think we deserve the award.

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Innovative Help for the Homeless

We were delighted to host a group of students from the Manchester School of Architecture, in an exciting partnership,  for several months at our Welcome Community Centre in Cheetham Hill.  Our aim was to come up with some innovative solutions to the homeless problem in Greater Manchester.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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