Purple Plaque for Angela Kwok

24th January 2020

Plaque for Angela Kwok to be unveiled at Chinese New Year celebrations.

Chwarae Teg and Partners are delighted to invite you to celebrate Chinese New Year with the unveiling of the fourth ‘Purple Plaque’ to commemorate the achievements and life of Angela Kwok, a champion for the Chinese community in Cardiff on 24th January 2020.

12:00pm: Unveiling of plaque at Bamboo Garden, 239 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9PP

12:30pm: Celebratory event at Happy Gathering, 233 Cowbridge Rd East, Cardiff CF11 9AL

Speeches will include Deputy Minister Jane Hutt AM, Julie Morgan AM, Professor Meena Upadhyaya OBE and members of the Kwok family.

RSVP Emma Tamplin

Angela was truly an inspirational role model for all women in Wales. She touched the lives of many making a real positive difference, providing advocacy, advice and support to the Chinese population in Cardiff, particularly its women and giving a voice to those that didn’t feel they had one.

Arriving in the UK aged 16 from Hong Kong, speaking limited English and facing vast cultural differences, however her positive attitude and tireless work made an immeasurable difference to the lives of many Chinese women living in Wales.

Setting up the South Wales Chinese Women Association and the Cardiff Chinese Community Service Association, Angela created a place where the community to meet, access support services. and hold events for the growing Chinese population of Cardiff.

During her life Angela also took on a number of other voluntary responsibilities. She provided support to South Wales police with translation, became a member of the Race Equality Council, instigated the establishment of the Chinese Cemetery in Pantmawr, Cardiff.

Sadly, Angela passed away in 2016, however, all her hard work in establishing a cohesive Chinese community and raising its profile in Cardiff is evident today as the community remains united and is inclusive in the wide diversity of multicultural Cardiff.