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.
Disabled Living Volunteers Steve Robinson and Anne Morris were also awarded a certificate of recognition of great and valuable services to the community.
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.
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.
Rummies Bistro) Lesley Hyson, Rebecca Madden,Timmy Bucko
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 - & Gerry Yeung.
Photo 4 -
Jesse McDonald, Emily McDonald, Angel May, Destiny McDonald
- Gerry and Joanne attended the 5th birthday of Silver line
- Gerry and Joanne were invited to the Royal Wedding!
- Gerry’s year as High Sheriff of Greater Manchester
- High Sheriff Award Ceremony & Dinner
- The North West of England Greater China Business Awards -Gerry won an award!
- Chinese New Year!
- Seashell Trust Visit
- Gerry's visit to Rumworth School
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