£3000 Donation in memory of pillar of local Chinese Community


Friends and family paid respect to Ma On Woon on February 3rd 2020 after he passed away in the Intensive Care Unit of University Hospital Coventry on January 9th 2020, following a fall and subsequent injuries.

To show appreciation for the care he received, the family have donated the £2,923.32 collected from friends and relatives in his memory to UHCW Charity, specifically for the unit that looked after him so well.

Ma On Woon arrived in the UK in 1957 and chose to make his home in Coventry, opening one of the very first Chinese Restaurants in the city, King Wah on Warwick Row. Later in the 1970s his Great Wall Restaurant in the City Arcade became a restaurant of great renown within Coventry. His influence was not restricted to the city as he was involved in restaurants and takeaways further afield in the Midlands.

Years later, he moved into wholesale, starting Yet Sun Hong that supplied restaurants and takeaways in the West Midlands region.

Active and well respected in the Chinese community, he became Chairman of the local Chinese association for two years.

Ma On was a fond dog owner, and doted on his dogs over the years. He could be frequently spotted carrying his dog to Memorial Park for a walk. The walk being more for him than the dog!

UHCW Charity is overwhelmed by the generosity of those that attended the funeral of Ma On Woon.

Head of Charity, Jo O’Sullivan said “We are so grateful to all those who gave in memory of Ma On Woon and this incredible donation is testament to just how special he was.  These funds will make things better for our patients and their families on the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital, Coventry, thank you.”