27A Westgate Street
Bath BA1 1EP
Tel: 01225 428 688
Outline of organisation:
BEACh & Friends Group is a community group, which exists to support and serve the needs of the East Asian and Chinese community in Bath and North East Somerset and surrounding areas. We are a bridge between users and service providers and the wider community.
To be a cohesive and organised voice for BEACh members, in order to facilitate communication and understanding of issues affecting BEACh members, both within the community and externally to it, and to facilitate access to services in the community.
To improve the culture life, education and training opportunities for BEACh members and support the integration and participation of BEACh members in the wider community.
To raise awareness and understanding of the diversity and richness of our cultures and ethnicity’s, and in the process forge greater friendships with one another and with the wider community.
Trustees: CHRISTINA DUNN, YUK LUN LIU, GAZA CROSS, KITTY YU, GUO PING WEI, FUNG YIU LEE, WAI FAN WONG, CHANG CHUNG WANG, PAK KEUNG PANG
It is open to all, but targets East Asian and Chines
BEACh & Friends Group is a community group, which exists to support and serve the needs of the East Asian and Chinese communities in Bath and North East Somerset and surrounding areas. We are a bridge between users and service providers and the wider community. We offer in-house interpreting, case work, advocacy and referral and information sharing, special talks and board games activities
Tuesday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Annual membership fee £5
English and cultural classes
Provide support in accessing local information,
Outreach work to help to translate etc when they have a doctors appointment.
Hold a monthly talk on current issues e.g. new council services
20/30 Exercise classes i.e. Chinese dance, tai chi
Chinese New Year
Bath Council helped with setting up the organisation
The Henry Smith Charity
The association started in 2003, however for the first year they had no fixed premises and held meetings in different venues. In 2005 they moved to their current address.
Trustees Reports and Financial Statements March 2006- March 2010
Bath and North East Somerset Race Equality Council: How Community affects you?
Bath and North East Somerset Council Race Equality Scheme Review 2005
Corporate voluntary sector funding program 2005/2006
Bath and North East Somerset Supporting People 5 year strategy 2008
The experiences of Black and Other Minority Ethnic People: Life and around Norton Radstock December 2002
Black History Month in Bath and North East Somerset 6 October 2004
Bath Communities Partnership AGM 1 September 2005
Chinese New Year 29 January 2006
New Links forged to help make Bath the most China-friendly city the UK 3 August 2006
Celebrating cultural diversity through sport 7 September 2006
Waste Day Change: Awareness effort translated into Chinese 18 May 2009
Intercom: International students at the University June 2006
Bristol Evening Post: Roaring in the Year of the Dog February 8 2008
South West Bath News: Chinese Culture Comes to Twerton February 2008
Bristol Evening Post: Who’s going where and doing what in Bristol’s business community 25 August 2010