Last Updated on Thursday, 08 April 2010 13:57 Written by markwu Thursday, 08 April 2010 13:42
Who do you want to nominate?
Do you know a ‘local hero’ who deserves to be acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June?
At a press conference this week the Cabinet Office said it welcomed more nominations from the British Chinese community.
Mr Van Cuong Truong (MBE) and Mr Woon Wing Yip (OBE) - both of whom were recognised in the 2010 New Year’s Queen’s Honours for their contributions to British society, attended to talk about receiving their honour at Buckingham Palace.
Mr Van Cuong Truong, 56, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), for his services to the Indo-Chinese community in South East, London.
Mr Woon Wing Yip, 72, was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the oriental food industry.
Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary and head of the Home Civil Service, said: “The honours system is an important way of recognising the outstanding contributions made by dedicated people from across the country, who have gone the extra mile to make a real difference to lives of people around them.
“If you know of anyone who you believe is worthy of an honour from Her Majesty the Queen I would strongly encourage you to nominate them in the future.”
Anyone can make a nomination and suggest a person, regardless of age or background, they feel has made a valuable contribution to their community and wider society.
To find out more or to find out how to make a nomination log onto www.direct.gov.uk/honours or ring 0207 276 2777.
Click the image below to watch a video interview with Mr Woon Wing Yip OBE below:
Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 11:38 Written by markwu Friday, 20 November 2009 11:32
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 02:50 Monday, 11 May 2009 23:10
Steven Cheung, James Mummery, Envision, Christine Lee, BC Project
BC Project member, Princess Diana Award winner, Steven Cheung officially announces his bid for the European Election on May 7th 2009. (Website: www.stevencheung.com)
Standing as an independent in London, 19 year old Cheung could become the youngest ever Member of the European Parliament if elected, and the first British Chinese Filipino candidate ever to run for a seat in Brussels.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2009 21:15 Tuesday, 14 April 2009 20:47
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women Councillors Taskforce, regional event
Friday 17 April 2009
Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Leicester LE1 9BG
We recently sent you an invitation for the above event and notice that to date you have not yet registered. Please do let us know if you would like to attend. We would also be grateful if you could circulate the attached flyer and encourage women to register for this free event online at livegroup.co.uk/BAME.
DON’T MISS OUT: WOMEN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2009 19:06 Sunday, 01 March 2009 11:17BC Project members meet Premier Wen Jiabao in London China Town.
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