Devon and Cornwall Chinese Association (DCCA) was established on the 1st May 1975, and it was the only Chinese organisation in the South West of England.
The Chinese have a rich cultural heritage. We believe that many aspects of our Chinese culture are worthy of preservation and could be shared with other British communities, just as we could share in the richness of their cultures.
To encourage integration of members into the wider society
to provide a wide range of services to meet the needs of the Chinese community living in the South West
To promote the general welfare of members in Devon and Cornwall
To promote and preserve Chinese customs, culture and heritage
To provide suitable venues for members for recreational and other activities consistent with the aims and objectives of the Association
Preparation work began in winter 1974, when a few eager colleagues gathered together during the Christmas holiday to discuss the proposal for a Chinese Association. These few enthusiastic individuals were; the late Mr Kenny Kuet, the late Mr Michael Lee, the late Mr Ming Ying Wong, Mr Tom Wong and Mr See Lam Wong. During the preparation period, Mr Tom Wong was selected to draft the rules and regulations and also for the naming of the organisation. The intake of members to the proposed Association had also begun at this stage. (read more...)