Last week (8thFebruary), CENTI Group was delighted to support the UK-China Charity Initiative Reception; the event was hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Peter Estlin at Mansion House in Celebration of the Year of the Pig. Our Founder & CEO John Zai and Head of UK office Patrick Gao attended this event.
The event is part of the wider UK-China Charity Initiative launched in early December 2018 from a partnership between the China Chamber of Commerce in the UK (CCCUK) and The Lord Mayor's Appeal; aiming at building cultural and commercial connections between UK and China.
"Through charity we can spread love, promote cooperation, deepen friendships and build a better world together," was Chinese Ambassador to the UK Xiaoming Liu’s message in the conclusion of his speech. Moreover, he emphasised that this Initiative will be “a stabiliser for China-UK economic cooperation” and will establish a bond between people from UK and China.
Fang Wenjian, Chairman of the CCCUK also believed the Initiative would be a platform that continuously works with members and contributes to many more charitable projects in both the UK and China.
In support of the charity projects, CENTI’s CEO John successfully won the bid to two bottles of wine from the Lord Mayor’s charity auction. Half of the funds will be used to support activities at a school in the rural area of Shaanxi Province such as group training, art performance and distance learning. The other half will be used to help with British charities including child mental health, youth poverty alleviation and suicide intervention.
As a company that works closely with people in both China and the UK, CENTI Group is fully aware of our responsibility to give back to the community in both countries. Apart from supporting the charity projects, we also plan to contribute to the future business collaboration between the UK and China tech industry.