Mr Ngan known locally as Kenny Tam was recognised last year with a national honour, the British Citizen Award (BCAc) at the Palace of Westminster for his dedication and services to the local Chinese community spanning over 4 decades whilst also actively promoting health and well being through the ancient art of Tai Chi to the wider community.
Last month he was honoured with the prestigious accolade of City of Liverpool Citizen of Honour award at a ceremony held in Liverpool Town Hall, given to individuals who have made an outstanding, sustained and positive impact to the Liverpool community.
Mr Ngan has recently been accredited with yet another national honour and has been included in the 2016 Queens Birthday Honours listing, he is a recipient of the British Empire Medal (BEM) granted in recognition of meritorious civil service worthy of recognition by the Crown.
There is also more fantastic news for Liverpool’s Chinese community, the See Yep (UK) Association chaired by Mr Ngan for over 20 years has in the year of their 110th anniversary been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK and is the group equivalent of MBE. The See Yep Association is one of only three groups on Merseyside to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Mr Ngan says “To receive such a prestigious award is an incredible honour for Chinese communities across the UK and it is the ultimate recognition for the hard work and selfless dedication given by generations of voluntary members since we were founded in 1906”.
The Merseyside Lieutenancy will make the formal presentations of the Queens Awards later this year.