Community group profile feature – In the upcoming months Nee Hao will be featuring charitable organisations across the UK that cater for the Chinese and East Asian community. This is to give recognition to these groups on a nationwide level for the noble work they participate in, helping tens of thousands of people a week.
There are a number of benefits of featuring community groups such as, an increase of exposure may help funding potential, it may encourage more (often much needed) volunteers to help and some people who need help may not know there is this kind of help out there, so reaching out should be an important exercise for any organisation of this nature.
Are you involved in a Chinese community or charitable group in the UK and want to be featured on Nee Hao? Drop us an email: [email protected]
Wai Yin Society recently took part in the Great Manchester Run this year to raise funds for their organisation.
Wai Yin Society is an organisation led by Chinese women providing education and social welfare services to minority communities in the North West of England. Wai Yin Society has been supporting, empowering and working in partnership with Chinese individuals and families since 1988.
The organisation has now become one of the largest Community centres in the UK, sustaining its operations through commissions and contracts with mainstream organisations. As the society has grown, they have developed a range of education and community services for Chinese men and women and for other ethnic minority groups.
They currently serve approximately 1,000 per week across their centres, and the last analysis showed that they work with 63 different community groups.
Services they provide: Education, Training and Employment Service, Women’s Project, Parenting Project, Youth Project, Children’s Project, Macmillan Cancer Support , Kwan Wai (Mental Health) Service, Elderly Citizens Project, BME Women’s Group, Research Project, Chinese Asylum Seeker Project, Information Technology Service, Volunteering Service, Food poverty support service , Advice Service , Information, Advice and Guidance Service. The Youth Project is open for all young people aged between 13 and 25, living in Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas.
If you wish to donate to Wai Yin please go to: