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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International Extravaganza

We had the opportunity to publicise our services to the community (including Motiv8) recently at an ‘International Extravaganza’ in Bolton, Greater Manchester.  The event was held at at Moorgate Primary School, in Tonge Moor,  to create awareness of local services available to parents; representatives from Bolton CVS, Big Local and others were in attendance.

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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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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.

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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.

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Office Closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May, 2018

通告 慧妍社將於二零一八年五月二十八日(星期一)公眾假期休息。 我們會於二零一八年五月二十九日(星期二)恢復正常服務。                   Office Closed Notice Wai Yin Society will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May, 2018. Service will resume on Tuesday 29th May, 2018.

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Office Closed on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, 2018

通告 慧妍社將於二零一八年五月七日(星期一)公眾假期休息。 我們會於二零一八年五月八日(星期二)恢復正常服務。                     Office Closed Notice Wai Yin Society will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, 2018. Service will resume on Tuesday 8th May, 2018.

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