Fighting the Novel Coronavirus and Protecting Medical Staff. We call for your action!

Foreword:
The medical staff have always been there as our health guardians, it is now time for us to guard them and be their strongest backup!

At the end of 2019, the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV in Hubei, China, caught the attention of Chinese people all around the world. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, we have been following the news closely, feeling worried about the spread of the virus, distressed by the suffering of our compatriots, and concerned about the health and safety of all frontline medical staff.

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(Thousands of Chinese doctors volunteered for the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak. They are overwhelmed, under-equipped, exhausted, and even dying. THE CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF WUHAN VIA WEIBO /via REUTERS)

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(The scene at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital on January 25, one day after the city was put into lockdown. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

Currently thousands of medical staff are fighting relentlessly in the frontline against the virus day and night to protect us, taking huge health risks whilst separated from their families and friends. Although distance separates us, the Chinese community in Southampton wishes to support the honorable medical staff by helping to reduce their infection risks through adequate access to essential protective medical supplies.

Recently, almost all the hospitals in the affected areas in China are facing desperate shortages of medical supplies. Many hospitals in Wuhan, Xiaogan, Xinyang, and Wenzhou have run out of protective medical equipment and have started to call for help from the global community through their official channels. The Chinese Association of Southampton is now in contact with British medical material manufacturers, international logistic suppliers, and the mainland hospitals facing scarce medical shortages to find ways to replenish critical supplies from the UK. To accelerate our efforts, we are calling for your help to enable us to procure and deliver more medical equipment for the mainland hospitals needing help.

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(Due to medical supplies shortage, medical staff use medical alcohol to disinfect the protective glasses and use them repeatedly, photo taken by China Daily.)

We are hereby formally launching a fundraising campaign to help fight against the 2019-nCoV epidemic, and are calling for help from all the overseas Chinese, students, and friends in Southampton and the United Kingdom who wish to join our efforts. Every pound you donate will make a difference to protect the safety of the frontline hospital and medical staff. We need and appreciate your help!

Donation information
Donation Account:
Bank Name: HSBC
Sort Code: 40-42-19
A/C No.: 91367269
A/C Name: Chinese Association of Southampton
Charity No.: 1094390

When you donate, please fill in the Reference: soton
For anonymous donation, please fill in the Reference: soton0

All donations will be used to procure medical supplies to be delivered to hospitals in China fighting the novel coronavirus epidemic.

The first round of donations will be closed by 4pm, Sunday 23rd February 2020. Chinese Association of Southampton will display the proceed details on our official website. Our commitment is that all the proceeds will be used for the procurement of medical supplies (medical protective clothing, goggles, medical gloves, etc.) that are short in supply in China. The purchased supplies will be delivered to the Mainland as soon as possible through the fastest logistical means, and donated directly to first-line hospitals in mainland China. The details of expenditures related to materials purchased, logistics and transportation will be publicized throughout our official channel and we welcome the supervision from the society.

If you use WeChat and want to join us, or if you experience any problems when making a donation, please scan the QR-code to contact us. We are always happy to answer your questions and update details with you.
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Thanks again for your kindness! Cheer for China!

 

 

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抗擊新冠疫情,守護白衣天使,南安華人協會呼籲您的參與!

前言:

他們曾為我們負重前行。現在,是時候讓我們來守護他們,做他們的堅強後援了!

2019年年底,爆發於中國湖北的新型冠狀病毒疫情,牽動了全球華人的心。自疫情爆發以來,我們始終密切關註,憂心於疫情的發展,痛心於同胞的遭遇,更為每一位一線的醫護人員的健康與安全而擔憂。

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(data source: WHO on Feb 6th https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200206-sitrep-17-ncov.pdf?sfvrsn=17f0dca_4 )

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以生命發出疫情警示的英雄李文亮醫生 連夜乘動車趕往壹線的鐘南山院士

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為武漢加油的阿聯酋迪拜塔。

作為抗擊疫情的前線,無數醫生和護士夜以繼日奮戰在一線,他們承擔了太多風險,作出了太多奉獻,感動之余,我們也想盡海外華人同胞的微薄之力,保護這些曾經保護過我們的醫護人員。

日前,幾乎所有疫情嚴重地區的醫院都面臨醫療物資短缺和告急的困境,武漢,孝感,信陽,溫州⋯⋯眾多醫院通過官方渠道向社會發起物資求助。南安華人協會現已開始行動:聯系英國醫用物資生產商、疫情嚴重地區及醫療資源緊缺的內地醫院。希望能夠儘快從海外輸送物資,為前線的醫護人員提供更多的安全保障。

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湖北及周邊地區醫院網上po出求助信息 由於醫療用品有限,醫護人員用醫用酒精消毒護目鏡反復使用,中國日報攝

南安普敦華人協會在此正式面向社會發起抗擊疫情的籌款項目,並向南安普敦及英國的海外華人、僑胞、留學生、以及關心中國疫情的社會各界朋友和愛心人士們發出號召,懇請大家的支持和轉發。

我們將以南安普敦華人協會的官方賬戶接收社會各界的善款援助,您的每一份愛心,都將為前線抗疫的醫護人員帶去多一份保障。

捐款方式:
Bank Account: Chinese Association of Southampton
Account No.: 91367269
Sort Code: 404219
Bank Name: HSBC

請統一轉賬至南安普敦華人協會賬戶,轉賬時請註明【 soton 】;如果不想公示名字,轉帳時請註明【soton0】

第一批善款募集將會於2020年2月23日下午4時截止。屆時,南安普敦華人協會將通過bank statement 統一公示捐款人及金額。

我們承諾:全部募集所得將會用於國內緊缺醫療物資(醫用防護服、護目鏡、醫用手套等)的采購,采購所得物資將通過最快的物流第一時間運至大陸,直接捐助到中國大陸資源急缺的一線醫院。

物資采購支出明細和物流運輸情況將全程公示,接受社會各界監督。

如果您使用微信,對此次愛心活動有意,或在捐助過程中遇任何問題,歡迎掃描下方二維碼進群或聯系suzy(聯系方式),以便查詢跟蹤最新信息及答疑:

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微信聯系 南安普敦華人協會捐助答疑群

再次感謝您的支持,同胞加油,中國加油!

南安普敦華人協會舉辦鼠年新春慶祝活動 Chinese Association of Southampton Holds Chinese New Year Celebration

1月26日,農曆庚子鼠年正月初二,南安普敦華人協會聯合南安普敦大學孔子學院於Westquay Shopping Centre 隆重舉辦迎新春慶祝活動,豐富多彩的文藝節目為當地華人華僑及民眾帶來了中國年味十足的文化盛宴。

當地時間上午11點,慶祝活動在歡快的音樂聲中開始。南安普敦華人協會會長黃嵩鈞博士發表了熱情洋溢的致辭,向來賓致以新春的祝福和節日的問候。他表示,華人協會不僅是海外華人情感交流的家園,也是傳播和弘揚優秀中華文化的平台。新春慶祝活動是我們展示中華千百年文化的重要契機。接著,南安普敦大學孔子學院院長鄭英博士,南安普敦市長Cllr.Peter Bailie 等應邀嘉賓分別送上新春的祝福。

活動現場張燈結彩,節目精彩紛呈,觀眾掌聲不斷。氣勢磅礴的舞獅攜新年的喜悅與祝福撲面而來,瞬間點燃了新春的喜慶氛圍。民族舞蹈異彩紛呈,古箏 二胡和竹笛演奏,旋律靈透、沁人心脾。中國民歌婉轉悠揚,調動起現場觀眾的情緒,他們情不自禁地合著拍子哼唱。武術太極表演,氣勢恢宏,驚艷全場。京劇唱段韻味十足,觀眾領略中國京劇藝術之大美。旗袍秀盡顯古典風情,表演者們完美展現東方女性的高雅秀麗。現場觀眾對具有濃郁中國特色的表演贊不絕口。

台上精彩紛呈,台下工作坊人頭攢動,大紅燈籠、書法、剪紙,功夫扇等,將活動現場烘托得喜氣洋洋。整場活動持續了4個半小時,始終洋溢著歡樂喜慶的節日氣氛。

報告來自 康洪彬⼥⼠

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On January 26, the second day of the Chinese New Year, the Southampton Chinese Association and the Southampton University Confucius Institute hosted a grand Chinese New Year celebration at the Westquay Shopping Centre. A variety of cultural programmes were presented to local Chinese and local residents.

At 11 am local time, the celebration began with cheerful music. Dr. Michael Ng, the chairperson of the Southampton Chinese Association, delivered a warm speech and extended his greetings to the guests. He said that the Chinese Association is not just a drop-in centre among overseas Chinese, but also a platform for spreading and promoting Chinese culture. The Chinese New Year celebration is an important opportunity for us to show the thousand-year Chinese culture to the public. Next, Dr. Ying Zheng, director of Southampton University Confucius Institute and Cllr. Peter Bailie, the Mayor of Southampton, as well as other invited guests gave their speeches and greetings.

The scene was full of colors, the shows were great and the audience applaud continuously. The magnificent lion dance came with the joy and blessings of the New Year, which instantly lit the festive atmosphere of the New Year. Ethnic dances are colorful and graceful. The melody from Chinese zither, erhu and bamboo flute is mellow and refreshing. The Chinese folk songs are gentle and melodious. The Chinese martial arts performance and Tai Chi display were magnificent and stunning. The Peking opera is full of charm and it was greatly appreciated by the audience. The cheongsam show is full of classic style and the performers perfectly show the elegance and beauty of oriental women. The performance is full of Chinese characteristics and is praised by the audience.

The stage was full of excitement and the workshops were crowded with people. Red lanterns, calligraphy, paper cutting, kungfu fans etc set off the event scene with joy. The whole event lasted 4 and a half hours and was always filled with a joyous and festive atmosphere.

Reported by Ms. Hongbin Kang

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