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Chinese community hosts an afternoon of culture for their Scottish neighbours

Community integration event held.

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Members of the newly formed Glasgow Chinese Recreation Centre, as part of their work in partnership with ng homes, recently hosted an afternoon event at Hawthorn Bowling Club as part of their efforts to further encourage community integration.

The event was deemed a “huge success”, with members of the community attending 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.”

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. He 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.”

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.