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Chinese community host an afternoon of culture for their Scottish neighbours

Press release   •   Apr 18, 2019 09:06 BST

Chinese and Scottish members together with ng homes Board members at Hawthorn Bowling Club

Members of the newly formed Glasgow Chinese Recreation Centre hosted a wonderful afternoon at Hawthorn Bowling Club recently as part of their continued efforts to integrate with community members. 

The event was a huge success with members of the community coming along, as well as ng homes Board members. Margaret Fraser, Head of Regeneration at ng homes, said:

"It was a wonderful event organised by active members of our Chinese community and I would like to thank them, along with the Committee of Hawthorn Bowling Club for their friendliness in hosting this event. It is a great example of using a local facility to bring cultures together. The banquet of food from Jimmy Lin from Sichuan House Restaurant was delicious and went down a treat. We are looking forward to the next event!"

Members of the Chinese Recreation Centre performing Chinese Fan Dance


Throughout the event there was music, dancing and papercutting activities, followed by a delicious array of food which was served up and provided by a sponsor, Jimmy Lin from Sichuan House Restaurant on Sauchiehall Street, who said:

I was delighted to sponsor this event and became aware of the work of ng homes through Mary Lam who is a member of the Chinese Recreation Centre.The sense of community was top class and I was really happy to be part of the event."

Food sponsored and supplied by Jimmy Lin - Sichuan House


Mary Lam, Vice Chair of Glasgow Chinese Recreation, said:

“We would like to thank Jimmy Lin for his generosity as he arranged his best cooks to prepare this wonderful food. We are proud of our partnership with ng homes and are thankful for the help in hosting this event. This event is a great opportunity to let our friends in Scotland learn more about our Chinese culture. Our Scottish friends were very interested in the paper craft items and we are going to continue these workshops with them in the future."

Glasgow Chinese Recreation Centre will continue to host more of these events in the future at Hawthorn Bowling Club, and plan to extend this invitation to more people.

The funding for the project was supported by the Scottish Government, People and Communities fund for ng homes’ Build Bridge Bond project with support from Thriving Places.

ng homes is a trading name of North Glasgow Housing Association

Our vision is to create a community where people can flourish and prosper.

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