jmarchitects hosted a charity evening at the end of April called The Tang Event in memory of our colleague, Meng Tang. The evening was a great success, and we would like to thank everyone who donated an auction or raffle prize.

Meng had lived with a heart condition for many years which had been managed by medication throughout this time but towards the end of 2019, Meng’s health had begun to deteriorate.

Meng was one of the first to begin working from home in March 2020 however, his health worsened and was admitted to hospital. It transpired that a heart transplant was required, and Meng was kept in hospital. Further complications developed and sadly Meng passed away on 18th April 2020.

Meng quietly and diligently went about his work, and he had a great work ethic, you enjoyed working with Meng as he brought a depth of knowledge to the project and design team covering all aspects, be it design through to in—depth technical matters. He had a tendency to go into great detail on all matters which generally meant all points were covered and you had to smile when he discussed and relayed these to contractors, you could sense the contractor’s eyes rolling! But they did ultimately appreciate the advice and guidance given.

Meng had a happy and cheery disposition; a great personality and you were never far away from smiling and laughing with him. Discussions in the studio during the day ended up covering many topics and he was always keen to join in and offer opinions, especially if it involved travel. Meng enjoyed holidays back home to Malaysia where he spent the early part of his life, and he made several people very jealous with his screensavers from various holidays over the years.

All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the British Heart Foundation. An organization whose dedication to research on how to reduce deaths, like Mengs, from heart and circulatory diseases. Their research helps the 7.6 million people in the UK affected by heart and circulatory conditions. Since their inception in 1961, the British Heart Foundation has helped reduce the annual UK deaths from heart and circulatory conditions by half.

If you would like to contribute, please head over to the JustGiving page. As of 12th of May, we have raised £3,276 including gift aid.

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