PEOPLE are the glue that
bind the community together - and the Mayor of
Islington's Civic Awards are Islington's way of recognising the most
extraordinary of those people.
The presentation ceremony for the 2007 awards
was held in the council chamber at IslingtonTown Hall in Upper Street -
where 10 awards were presented for outstanding community service.
PERRY Fung gave up a lucrative career to help Chinese youth on the rocky road
to adulthood - but he has no regrets over grabbing the chance to turn young
By sheer commitment the Mayor's Civic Award winner built a youth group with
over 100 members at Islington Chinese Association in Giesbach Road,
Archway, where he is youth service manager.
At the awards ceremony the Labour leader
in Islington, Councillor Catherine West, paid tribute to Mr Fung's dedication.
She said: "He is a man of many talents and all of them he puts to the
benefit of the community. Whenever you pass the Chinese centre the lights are
always on and the warmth is incredible.
"I would like to thank his wife for allowing him to think of others before
the thinks of her."
Perry Fung with the Mayor of Islington, Councillor JyotiVaja