Perry's boost for Chinese community

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 Islington Town 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 lives around.

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 Jyoti Vaja










Perry Fung with the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Jyoti Vaja