We were in the finals!



Well done Team CWT for getting into the final of the charity category in yesterday's Dragon Boat race at the Albert Dock! The sun was shinning (almost too hot) and it was such a family-friendly festival. Thanks to everyone who put in tremendous efforts in paddling the boat and manning the CWT stall. The Duan Wujie 端午節 celebrations this year may be over for now but our efforts in raising awareness of the Admiral Nurse project continues. Help us bring the first Chinese-speaking Admiral Nurse project to reality soon.








Come and support us at the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2018

We are gearing up for this year's London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race Festival on 3 June at the Royal Docks Adventure in East London! For the first time Chinese Welfare Trust is fielding a team of 20 paddlers to take part in races in the charity category.

It's our 10th anniversary this year and we'd like to mark it with a series of auspicious celebratory events, and the Dragon Boat Festival in London with international participants and lots of drumming is certainly one to go for! To make it extra special we have decided to fundraise for the first Chinese-speaking Admiral Nurse, a specialist nurse supporting people with dementia and their carers. We are proud to be teaming up with two national charities, Dementia UK and Chinese National Healthy Living Centre, to realise this project to bridge the current service gap within the UK Chinese community.

Please support our boat team and the Admiral Nurse project by clicking on this link:


Our thanks go to this event's main sponsor, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, which has also lent us 8 paddlers to field the team. Look out for 'Team CWT' on the day and hope to see many of you cheering for us on the side!


You can find out more about Admiral Nurses here:


For information on how to get to the boat race venue, please visit:


Ill-health and the plight of elderly Chinese in the UK

Watch CWT’s former Chair and current Trustee, Eddie Chan, speak about UK’s Chinese community suffering in silence in Victoria Derbyshire’s programme on the BBC.


Successful forum held in the House of Commons

Chinese Welfare Trust’s sell-out forum, kindly hosted by The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP, on “China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Opportunities for UK” was held in the House of Commons on 19 October.  The forum was timely, as pointed out by Co-Chair Mei Sim Lai in her welcome address, as it coincided with the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

Furthermore, as China deepens its resolve to implement the Belt and Road Initiative, there is increasing recognition among UK businesses and investors that they need to prepare to take full advantage of the economic opportunities this strategic blueprint will bring to Asia and Europe.

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Carers Week 2017 seminar successfully held on 12 June

CWT celebrated this year’s Carers Week with a seminar which is the first of its kind to have been organised within the Chinese community in the UK. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

The two-hour seminar held on 12 June entitled The State of Caring: Towards Building a Supportive Community for the Wellbeing of the Elderly and Their Carerstook place in the London Chinese Community Centre. It was led by a distinguished panel of speakers drawn from the voluntary and statutory sectors in Manchester, Birmingham and London. They were joined by a body of audience comprised of representatives from Chinese community organisations, members of the concerned public and a host of Chinese media news outlets.

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Chinese Welfare Trust Carers Week Seminar 2017

Chinese Welfare Trust is celebrating this year's National Carers Week with a seminar in recognition of the immense contribution unpaid carers are making to local communities.

The seminar is entitled 'The State of Caring: Towards Building a Supportive Community for the Wellbeing of the Elderly and their Carers'. It will take place on Monday 12 June from 4pm for 4:30 to 6:30pm at Chinese Community Centre at 2 Leicester Court London WC2H 7DW. 

Bookings: cwtcarersweek2017.eventbrite.co.uk

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A Night of Music 2017

Chinese Welfare Trust Presents A Night of Music

Thursday 23 March 2017

St Lawrence Jewry Church, Guildhall, London, EC2V 5AA

Doors: 6.45pm

Starts: 7.00pm

Price: £20 / £30

Bookings: cwtconcert.eventbrite.co.uk

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Chinese New Year Cultural Fair 2017

Mark the Year of the Rooster in 2017 with style and fun! Come along to a celebration event put on by the Chinese Welfare Trust for an auspicious beginning of the lunar Chinese new year. It promises to be a cultural feast of the senses. Experience the elegance of a tea ceremony, immerse in Chinese music played on a plucked string instrument with more than 2,500-year history, and witness the art of Chinese calligraphy unfolding in front of your eyes. We will also have a range of craft and fun stalls, so there is something for everyone. What’s more, it’s all for a good cause: all proceeds will go to support the charitable work of the Trust to help vulnerable Chinese elderly in the UK.

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Interview with Health Trainer Ms Joanna Yeung

Among the many direct services provided by the local authority and the NHS to our elderly service users, there is one area that is related to enhancing the wellbeing of the individual and thereby improving health outcomes. This service is delivered by the Health Trainer, and we recently talked to Joanna Yeung, a Chinese-speaking health trainer who works within the community about her work. 

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Benefits Re-instated For a Long-term Disabled Chinese Man After Intervention by Chinese Welfare Trust

We have in the past few months dealt with a complex case that involved a vulnerable disabled man being put through a benefits system that negatively impacted on his wellbeing...

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