Jackie Chan’s Dragon’s Heart Europe (JCDHE) Patron visits Cypriot Community Centre, London

Seated exercise class for the local Wood Green community a poptastic success!

A visit by one of the JCDHE Board, made such an impression that they recommended JCDHE should fund this programme. Jane, the Board member said, “It was abundantly clear to me how much the class meant to its members and the obvious demonstrable benefit it delivered to this community.  As a Board, we reported this new project to our patron, Catherine Johnson. Catherine asked to come and see for herself.”

“On a cold December afternoon, I received a very warm welcome at the Cypriot Community Centre in Wood Green. Jane (JCDHE) and I joined Anita’s seated exercise class and by the end most of us were on our feet, disco dancing like teenagers. Music and movement creates fitness, fun and friendship - vital for our physical and mental health. JCDHE is proud to sponsor this awesome community enterprise and thank you Anita for your inspiring enthusiasm”.
- Catherine Johnson, Patron JCDHE and writer of Mamma Mia!

Catherine Johnson is a British playwright, producing works for stage and television. She is best known for her book for the ABBA-inspired musical Mamma Mia! and screenplay for the musical's film adaptation. Catherine is also the Patron for Jackie Chan’s Dragon’s Heart Europe (JCDHE), who is kindly funding the over 55’s seated class at the Cypriot Community Centre N22.

9 December 2022

Seated Exercise Class - London

We are currently funding 12 seated exercise classes for those over 50 years old which are taking place every Monday.  These classes started on Monday 26 September 2022 and have been arranged by Anita at Sanjuro.  They are held at The Cypriot Centre in Wood Green, London

The classes are open to local residents who want to get active and also gives them the opportunity to socialise.  Those suffering from health issues are encouraged to get active in a safe and friendly environment.  Classes are free to attend.  Each class consists of 30 minutes of gentle exercise followed by refreshments and socialising.  For those wanting to continue, there is a further 20 minute exercise session followed by more refreshments and socialising.

The feedback from these classes has been very positive with attendees saying it is the highlight of their week and they really look forward to the class.  One attendee has also explained how it helps with managing the pain for their arthritis.

29 September 2022

UK Fundraising Tour 2022

Sunday 7 August 2022 saw the start of our UK Fundraising Tour in and around London.

Attendees from Chile, Spain, Germany and Switzerland joined us as we visited various sights related to Jackie’s films - The Foreigner, Shanghai Knights and Around the World in 80 Days.  The tour ended on Saturday 13 August 2022 and was enjoyed by all.

We would like to thank the following:

- Everyone who attended
- Mike Leader, Andy Cheng, Temur Mamisashvilil, Max Huang and Diana Weng for their greeting videos.
- Sean at Rwandan Orphans Project and Anita & Glenn at Sanjuro Martial Arts for joining us and explaining about their programs that we support.
- Ricky Baker for turning up and giving a talk and for inviting Vincent Lyn to join by video-chat.
- Stephen Leather for meeting with us and providing everyone with signed copies of his books.
- 88 Films for providing various Jackie Chan Blu-rays for everyone.
- Gail’s Bakery in Churton Street for the free coffees and treats.

6 September 2022

Jackie’s Birthday - 7 April

JC Dragon’s Heart Europe would like to wish Jackie a very Happy Birthday!

7 April 2022

UK International Fundraising Tour 2022

The Tour is now finally going ahead.
The date is: 7th - 13th August 2022

Shopping for Bruce Grove Youth Centre

Today, Jane and Sanjuro members continued with the monthly buying and delivery of food and personal care items to the Bruce Grove Youth Centre for families in the area.  Your contributions have made this possible for us to continue with this.

We are very thankful for your support to help families as the pandemic continues.

28 January 2022

Shopping for the Vulnerable

Last Friday, with the help of our friends at Sanjuro Martial Arts, we continued with our monthly shop to provide food and essential items for food parcels to be made up and handed out at the Bruce Grove Youth Centre in Tottenham, London.

It has now been over a year since we first started this project (May 2020) and we would like to thank everyone involved for their support.

9 July 2021

Shopping for Bruce Grove Youth Centre

Last week, Ben from JC Dragon’s Heart Europe, and Glenn from Sanjuro Martial Arts, continued with the monthly shop to buy items for food parcels which will be distributed to help families in the local area of the Bruce Grove Youth Centre.

3 June 2021

Sanjuro Martial Arts inclusion classes

Yesterday Jane and Ben from JC Dragon's Heart Europe visited the Bruce Grove Youth Centre to see the first of this term's Sanjuro Martial Arts inclusion classes.

While at the Centre, they got to catch up with the Sanjuro team and speak to a few of the students that recognized them from previous visits.  Jane and Ben also joined a meeting with the Bruce Grove and Islington Youth team staff.  They got to listen to and understand the considerations needed for helping young people affected by the pandemic, and other issues such as crime and unemployment.  They were also told of individuals who faced similar challenges when growing up and have since had successful careers.

We proudly support all the effort and hard work that goes into youth centres in order for children and young adults to be able to spend time in a safe place, be listened to and have help provided when needed.

7 April 2021


This month, we increased our spending for Bruce Grove Youth Centre hoping to provide for an extra 12 families, and also included some Easter chocolates for the children (and grown-ups too!).

30 March 2021

Monthly shop for Bruce Grove Youth Centre

We continued with our monthly shop for items to provide the Bruce Grove Youth Centre with food parcels to help families in the area.

Number of families: 80
Number of Children/Young People: 138
Number of Adults: 76

Sanjuro Martial Arts director, Anita Yiannnoullou said that what the above figures show is “how important the monthly food drop is for so many groups of people of all ages."  Anita added that this is “essential and very much needed and appreciated as the team (at Bruce Grove Youth Centre) really do make sure they give to the most in need.”

26 February 2021


Today marks JC Dragon's Heart Europe’s 10th anniversary as a charity - 11 February 2011 was the date of our formal registration. In honour of this, we would like to thank everyone for their support in our ongoing journey. We would also like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

11 February 2021


Yesterday, we continued with our agreement to obtain and provide £250 worth of food parcels to families in the Bruce Grove (North London) area during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Haringey Council Youth Team recently told us that the families are very grateful for the items received.  This has been ongoing since May 2020 and we hope to continue for as long as required. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support.

30 January 2021

New Year Greetings

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year - we wish you all health and happiness for 2021.

1 January 2021

Christmas Shop

Last week, Jane bought over £200 worth of items for food parcels to help families in Bruce Grove, North London. With Christmas Day approaching, we also managed to include mince pies!

Thank you again for your support and we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

22 December 2020

JC Dragon’s Heart Europe UK Fundraising Tour - 2021

Owing to the uncertainty around Covid-19, the Dragon’s Heart Europe team will make a final decision in February 2021 as to whether the UK Tour planned for 1-7 August 2021 goes ahead.

15 October 2020

Helping those in need

We are continuing with our commitment to procure and provide Bruce Grove Youth Centre with £250 worth of food and essential items each month to help support vulnerable families in the area during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Since May 2020, we have been able to help families during this difficult time. Thank you to everyone for your support.

23 September 2020

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