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17 February 2024: Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year

Brent Chinese Association celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year 2024, Year of the Wood Dragon, with 60 guests from our Chinese, ESEA and diverse communities at East Restaurant in Alperton on 17th February.

16 September 2023: Celebrating ESEA Heritage Month and Mid-Autumn/
Mooncake Festival

Celebrating ESEA Heritage Month and Mid-Autumn/Mooncake Festival with Brent Chinese Association 

10 September 2023: Ngay Hoi Ve Suc Khoe Open Day

Centre151, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia supporting the community, invited Brent Chinese Association, to their Ngay Hoi Ve Suc Khoe Open Day, a festival of food, workshops, performances, arts & crafts, massages and other activities. Dr Kong attended the event.

Dr Kong reported “It is great to see ESEA communities celebrating September, the ESEA Heritage month. I met new friends. The cultural dance performances and the band were great! It was very nostalgic for me, listening to the band playing a medley of songs from my parents’ days and seeing the attenders spontaneously dancing to the tunes. Thank you, Centre151, for inviting us”.

13 August 2023: Visit to Brent Civic Centre and Health & Wellbeing Presentations 

The headquarters of Brent Council, Brent Civic Centre opened in 2013. It has won awards for its green features. Brent is one of 32 greater London Boroughs.

Mei Sim Lai OBE DL , Chair of  BMS has been HM the Queen's (since last year HM King Chares III's ) Representative in Brent since 2007 and acts as the Monarch's " eyes and ears " in the Borough and is involved with all Royal Visits, the Mayor's Civic Functions , visiting business, charities, schools and religious organisations and generally helping to build bridges across community groups as well as presenting awards on behalf of the Monarch.

Each year she runs the DL Remembrance essay competition for school children in Brent , an excellent initiative started by one of her predecessos DLs in Brent many years ago. Please click here to see details of the event and how to book. All are welcome to attend.

24 June 2023: Healthy Body, Health Mind

Brent Chinese Association, with Brent Health Matters, NHS NWL and partner organisations believe in “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” for our ALL communities.  

Pop in to the Health & Wellbeing Event on Saturday 24th June 2023 from 12pm to 3pm at the Boardrooms, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0FJ

11 July 2023: Celebratory event at the Learning Zone

Dr Kong, Chair of Brent Chinese Association, was attended a celebratory event at the Learning Zone, Wembley National Stadium Trust, hosted by CVS Brent, on the good work of the Community Research Champions. At the event, participants shared learning and their insights, inspirations and commitment to improve the health outcomes for our residents from our underserved communities.  

17 May 2023: Mayor Making Ceremony

Councillor Orleen Hylton was made the Worshipful Madam Mayor of the Borough of Brent. So nice to witness the ceremony. Congratulations, Madam Mayor. We look forward to working with you. Thank you, Cllr Abdi Aden, for supporting the community groups. 

24 April 2023: Hendon FC X Brent Chinese Community

Hendon FC are delighted to invite members of the Brent Chinese Comunity to join their final game of the season: Hendon FC vs Poole Town. Please contact Hendon FC via Alan Lau at the Frank Soo Foundation (alan.lau@thefrankesoofoundation.co.uk) so they can put you on the guest list. 

Date and time: Saturday 22 April, 3pm

Location: Silver Jubilee Park, Townsend Lane, Kingsbury, NW9 7NE

30 March 2023: Work together positively to improve the wellbeing of our communities

Brent Chinese Association's Chair - Dr Ethie Kong met with Alan Lau, Founder of Frank Foo Foundation, to discuss the Brent and surrounding areas’ Chinese and ESEA communities and heritage and how we could work together positively to improve the wellbeing of our communities. Thank you, Alan Lau, for introducing BCA to Hendon Football Club and Silver Jubilee Park Stadium.  

8 March 2023: Happy International Women's Day!

Our Chair, Dr. Kong, a GP, was invited to speak on Women’s Health by CVS Brent, which supports the Voluntary Sector in the Borough of Brent.  

Dr Kong was so pleased at the event to see Ms Sarjit Ganger, CEO of Asian Women Resource Centre, whom she has known for many years. Sarjit has done so much to help Asian women over the years. Thank you, Sarjit.  

5 February 2023: Happy Chinese Lantern Festival

Brent Chinese Association wishes you good luck and a happy family reunion this Lantern Festival!

22 January 2023: Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year 2023! Year of the Rabbit, a year of hope. Rabbit is the symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity. 

Brent Chinese Association wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year 新年快乐! A time for joy, happiness and prosperity.

We postponed our MId-Autumn (Moon) Festival on 10 September 2022, as we mourn Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's passing. We will update on a rescheduled date to celebrate the event. 

“It's worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.”

- An inspirational quote from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2019. 

Thank you, Ma'am, for everything. 

Rest in Peace. 

May 2022: Don't suffer in silence, help just a phone call away

If you are in a stressful situation, finding things difficult to resolve, living in isolation and needing emotional support, or struggling with physical symptoms that might be due to stress and anxiety, don't suffer alone, help is just a phone call away. 

Please call 07788 614000, leave a message and we will call you back. Service available in Cantonese and Mandarin. For more information, please see the leaflet. 

24 April 2022: Swab for Yvette

Brent Chinese Association is calling all aged 18 - 55 to help Yvvette who needs an urgent stem cell donor match, she has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with Chinese/Jamaican heritage. Please join the stem cell donor register on Sunday 24 APril 2022, 11.30 - 14.40 at China Exchange, 32A Gerrard Street, London, W1D 6JA. 

April 2022: Brent Health Matters - Community Diabetes Event and Covid vaccination pop up clinic

Brent Chinese Association with Brent Health Matters, Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall, Oriental Chinese Community and NHS will be having a Community Diabetes Event on 3rd April 2022, from 12pm - 5pm, at Bang Bang Oriental Foodhall, Mezzanine Floor, 399 Edgeware Road, NW9 0FH. Please see details in the leaflet on the left hand side, in the English and Chinese. 

There will be a free Covid vaccination clinic too, walk-ins weclome! We will be offering first, second and booster vaccines to anyone from 12 years old. Please come along!

8 March 2022: Happy International Women's Day

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

March 2022: Covid-19 vaccination pop-up clinic 

As the uptake of Covid caccination is still relatively low in Chinese communities, Brent Chinese Association with London Chinese Community Centre and NHS are pleased to announce there will be a free Covid-19 vaccination pop-up clinic on Sunday 6th March 2022 from 11am to 3pm at The London Chinese Community Centre, 2 Leicester Court, London WC2H 7DW. We will be offering first, second and booster vaccines as well as flu caccines to anyone from 12 years old! Please come along it will be a great day!
 

Walk-ins welcome! You can call 020 7439 3822 or visit Eventbrite to book your place.  

February 2022: Brent Chinese Association with its volunteers contributed to the success of North West London’s 1 million Covid-19 boosters! 

North West London has just hit the milestone of giving its 1 millionth booster vaccine!

This outstanding achievement is down to the extraordinary efforts of the hundreds of volunteers, vaccinators, medical professionals and operational teams that have worked tirelessly since the vaccination programme began, over a year ago.

A massive thank you and well done to everyone.

February 2022: Happy Chinese New Year 

Happy Chinese New Year 2022! Year of the Tiger, a year of resilience and strength

Brent Chinese Association wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year 新年快乐! A time for joy, happiness and prosperity.

After much thought and consideration, due to the rapid spread of Omicron Covid and our concerns about our guests’ safety, we have decided to cancel the Chinese Winter Solstice Celebratory event on 18/12/21 at St Anne’s Church, Dean Street.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. We thank you for your understanding.

The Chinese Lunar New Year 2022 starts on February 1.  The 2022 year of the Water Tiger promises a year of positive changes.

We will make contact early next year for a get together to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year. We optimistically hope by then, the impact of omicron in the early part of 2022 would be much reduced and controlled.

Have a safe and healthy Winter Solstice and a Merry Christmas.

December 2021: Mass Vaccination site

You can get your COVID-19 booster dose if you:

  • Are aged 18 and over (and had your second dose 3 months ago)
  • Are aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19

Walk in and get your COVID jab at Brent Civic Centre, 7 days a week, 8.30am to 7pm! For more details please click on the poster on the left hand side. 

Please note there are two pop up mass events this weekend 18 December at Chelsea Football Club  and 19 December at Wembley Stadium. 


 

November 2021: Brent Chinese Association won the 5th London Faith & Belief Community Award

Brent Chinese Association would like to thank the London Faith and Belief Forum for our award on Community Resourcefulness in Response to Covid-19. Thanks to our volunteers too. So pleased to be recognised. 

The event #LFBCA21 held at Royal Society of Medicine on 29 November was great and it was wonderful to hear about all the work that London community groups have achieved, to meet and network with peer groups.

October 2021: Brent Chinese Association has been nominated for the national 'Our Health Heroes Awards'

Our Health Heroes, supported by headline sponsor Health Education England, celebrates the individuals, teams and organisations going above and beyond to care for patients and each other, whatever their role. 

October 2021: Free Advisory and Health Check Clinic

We are offering free advisory and health check clinic to the Chinese communities on Sunday 10th October at the backyard of the Hyde United Reformed Church.

September 2021: Cerebration of Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and Brent Chinese Association Launch event 

We are celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival and our delayed launch of the Association ( due to Covid-19 lockdown) on 19th September 2021. 

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Chinese Moon Festival, traditionally brings families and friends together to celebrate nature’s harvest abundance under a full moon which symbolises unity, hope and love.

It takes place every year with the full moon that falls on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar.

August 2021: Pop up Covid clinic

Brent Chinese Association are working closely with the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA), Westminster Council and NHS Central London CCG to provide a pop-up Covid vaccination clinic. We are currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone ages 16 or over, newly arrived international students are welcome. Pfizer and AstraZeneca are available for 1st and 2nd dose. 

 Please see details in the poster on the left hand side for the latest clinic information. We advertise in all social media including WeChat, a Chinese social media app regarding signing up to the vaccinations. 

August 2021: Pop up Covid clinic

Brent Chinese Association are working closely with the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA) to provide a pop-up Covid vaccination clinic. We are currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone ages 16 or over, newly arrived international students are welcome.

We develop a culturally sensitive service including a team of bilingual translators and volunteers, bilingual (English/Chinese) leaflets. Please see details in the poster on the left hand side for the latest clinic information. We advertise in all social media including WeChat, a Chinese social media app regarding signing up to the vaccinations. 

July 2021: Brent Chinese Association has been nominated for the London Faith & Belief Community Awards

The London Faith & Belief Community Awards celebrate the vital work of London’s faith and belief communities by bringing together local heroes and shining a light on their inspirational work, demonstrating how Londoners from all faiths and beliefs can work together for a fairer and more inclusive city. 

October 2021 - Brent Chinese Association has been chosen as an Awarded Project at the London Faith & Belief Community Awards

There was an overwhelming amount of nominations from across London. Judges, made up of F&BF staff members and members of HM Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith, met in September to review the nominations and selected 35 projects they deemed exceptional and should be awarded at this year’s Faith & Belief Community Awards.

We have been invited to attend an in-person awards ceremony on 29th November 2020. We will receive a Certificate of Recognition from F&BF and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith. Last but not least we will have our work showcased in awards brochure and during the awards ceremony.

June 2021: Pop up Covid clinic

The Chinese, East Asian and South East Asian communities in Brent and neighbouring boroughs have suffered tremendously during COVID-19 as they work in trade, catering and hospitality documented and undocumented. Due to the increasing hate crimes against these communities, they are getting increasingly isolated, vulnerable and many undocumented with no registered GP or NHS numbers or having no access to mainstream health and care services, hence cannot access Covid vaccinations. 

Brent Chinese Association has been in discussion with established Chinese associations and groups and we are working together on pop up Covid-19 vaccination clinics for these communities. Please see details in the poster on the left hand side. 

May 2021: NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme 

From 17th May, you can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS app or call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. 

Please see more details here. 

Brent Council page contains the latest information and advice for residents about COVID-19 Vaccination. 

Latest news about the roll-out of the COVID vaccine programme in Brent.

Have you been affected by hate crime? 

Counselling service for hate crime victims

Chinese Welfare Trust has announced free counselling sessions will be available to Chinese, East and Southeast Asian victims who are residents in the Greater London area. Our residents in Brent can access this service by by calling 07464890902 and leave a message. A counsellor will return your call to make a booking.

Please see details here. 

April 2021: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

You can start to use this service to book a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or manage your appointments.

Please click here to book or manage your COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Useful links on Covid-19 advice:

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Simplified Chinese)

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection (Simplified Chinese)

Doctors of the World have produced NHS COVID-19 advice in different languages.

Brent Council also provides information, support and advice about coronavirus in accessible formats and alternative languages. Please see click here to access information in another language.

March 2021: Prime Minister sets out roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions 

The Prime Minister has announced the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England.

February 2021: Happy Lunar - Chinese New Year 新年快乐

We wish everyone a happy Lunar - Chinese New Year, we regret we could not get together to celebrate the New Year. Please take care and keep safe. 

我们祝大家新春快乐,很遗憾我们不能聚在一起欢度春节。请保重身体,万事如意。

January 2021: Covid-19 vaccine who gets it first

Please be patient. You will be contacted when it's your turn.

November 2020: Covid-19 leaflet

Brent Chinese Association did the translation of the COVID-10 leaflet from English to Simplifed Chinese for the Brent Council.  

冠状病毒是一大类病毒,已知会引起疾病,新型冠状病毒会影响你的肺部和呼吸道。

本页面有关于冠状病毒翻译成中文的相关信息和指南。

 

December 2020: 
Flu Vaccine help us help you
流感疫苗帮助你我

An important message about flu from our Cantonese community in North East London.

这是给我们东南伦敦广东人的一则很重要的消息

December 2020: COVID-19

Testing and Self-isolating are vital to stopping the spread of coronavirus.

This is an interview with Mr Eddie Chan by Spectrum Radio Chinese Programme. Eddie is the Director of the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

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