High Sheriff Award Ceremony & Dinner
April 2018

On Monday 9th April Gerry had an award ceremony and dinner event at Yang Sing Cathay to thank all the wonderful organisations and individuals who contribute in supporting the community. The awards were in recognition of great and valuable services to the community.

To name a few organisations that were at the event include ReDish a community organisation and registered charity (CIO) located in Stockport, and is based on Christian, co-operative and community values.

Volition - a volunteer programme which is focused on moving the long-term unemployed in to employment via volunteering.

UKFast Education Trust! For more than a decade UKFast has set a focus on taking action to bridge the skills gap.

Hilda Hampson was awarded a certificate for her involvement with the Poppy Appeal. She has been involved for over 15 years and latterly became a Poppy Appeal Organiser for Stockport, for the past 7 years.

Each year of her collection she has excelled herself. In the 7 years at Stockport she has collected over £625,318.00 (which includes an incredible figure of over £95,000 in 2017) She has determination – a remarkable trait – and is a real asset to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. She is very much valued and is a to the Stockport area. Hilda and her husband are also very involved with The Stockport Armoury in Greek Street.

(Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Hilda Hampson and Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL)
 

Disabled Living Volunteers Steve Robinson and Anne Morris were also awarded a certificate of recognition of great and valuable services to the community. The charity’s services have expanded to people throughout the UK and the volunteers, both young and a little bit older continue to play a significant part in the delivery of many of their services.

These services include the Kidz to Adultz exhibitions which are totally dedicated to supporting children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs and the regular themed tea dances for people with dementia and their carers.

As well as the never ending admin tasks which are vital for a charity that provides information and advice to support disabled and older people to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives and that of their families.

(Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Anne Morris, Steve Robinson and Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL)

 

Linda Lam is the owner of Rainbow 88, a fine Chinese restaurant in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, where she has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds for various charities over the last 18 years. She is an amazing, caring and compassionate “pocket rocket” of a lady, strongly committed to helping people wherever she can.

She has been especially supportive of the Mayors of Stockport and over the years has raised very large sums for the various Mayors chosen charities.

She also attends other events raising funds for good causes across the borough and never goes empty handed, donating vouchers and prizes at every event.

The list of charities that she has supported is extensive, with donations to at least 20 major local and national charities ranging from St Ann’s Hospice, Macmillan Nurses, Christies Cancer Hospital, Dementia Care, Childline, Stockport Young Carers, the Alzheimer’s Society and many more across the whole charity spectrum.

(Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Linda Lam and Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL)
 

Rummies Bistro is based within Rumworth special school in Bolton.

Rumworth School is an 11-19 provision for children who have a range of difficulties and additional needs, providing a wealth of learning opportunities, an enriching school experience, and equipping the students with the skills to give them the chance to progress smoothly to a life of opportunities, independence and employment.

Nationally 96% of adults with a learning disability are unemployed, in Bolton the figure is 98%. This is a statistic Rumworth feels passionate about changing. In 2014 the art classroom was converted into Rummie’s Bistro to give the students the opportunity to develop catering skills in a real environment - practising catering, food hygiene and safety skills, as well as front of house and service techniques. They are encouraged to work as independently as possible. As well as the valuable work experience, they work towards a BTEC level one/two and a food hygiene certificate. Since opening Rummie’s to stimulate work, there are currently 22 students in part time employment. They are extremely proud of their student’s achievements. Their ‘can do’ attitude and work ethic has been key to their success.

(Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, (Rummies Bistro) Lesley Hyson, Rebecca Madden,Timmy Bucko and Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL)
 

Here are some more photos from the evening! And well done and thank you for everyone’s support and help to the community.

Photo 1 - Kiki Ma, Candy Yunxuan Tang (daughter) & Gerry Yeung.

Photo 2 -  Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Angie Stanton, Judy Phillips-Whitelegg & Gerry Yeung.

Photo 3 - Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Peter Gore & Gerry Yeung.

Photo 4 - Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Danny Colins & Gerry Yeung.

Photo 5 - Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Carol Rowley & Gerry Yeung.

Photo 6 -  Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Liam Pastore & Gerry Yeung.

Photo 7 -  Gerry Yeung, Jesse McDonald, Emily McDonald, Angel May, Destiny McDonald & Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL. 

Photo 8 -  Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Aaron Saxton & Gerry Yeung.

Photo 9 -  Under Sheriff of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Mr David Cam DL, Caroline Clegg & Gerry Yeung.