The London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA) arranged for the Taiwanese students from Shih Chien University to perform their award winning Song Jiang Battle Array, in front of the stone lions on Gerrard Street at 2pm on Tuesday 18th August, and in view of the Taiwan “8.8 Tyhoon Disaster” used the event as a fund raiser within the local Chinese Community.

Over a period of three hours on a sunny afternoon in Gerrard Street, Chinatown, the LCCA on behalf of the Buddist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation Limited (Reg. 1050821) raised over £6,700 from donations from the local community and visitors to Chinatown. Further, the LCCA raised an additional £5,300 from individual donations from its members, Mr LAM To Ming, Mr Peter LAM, Mr David TANG and Mr Jai Jin HE. In total over £12,000 was raised for the victims of the Taiwan typhoon.

Mr Leslie Ng, President of the London Chinatown Chinese Association, said: ‘I am very pleased that the local community and visitors to Chinatown raised over £12,000 towards the Taiwan Typhoon Disaster Relief 2009. I wish to thank all those who donated, the volunteers who gave up their time to help, and my team at the LCCA who arranged this event at very short notice. I would like to give a particular thanks to the students from Shih Chien University who performed the brilliant Song Jiang Battle Array and to the local artists and members of the community who performed.”