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Aaron Kwok to hold fundraising concert to help city’s struggling dancers and film industry workers

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Source: SCMP/MingPao/straitstimes.com

The concert will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

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Canto-pop star Aaron Kwok Fu-shing is to throw a charity concert online on Saturday to raise funds for dancers and film crew hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The Cheer Up & Dance concert will be held from 5pm to 6pm.

Kwok, 54, said the performance would help raise funds for the city’s professional dancers and crew in the film industry, who barely benefit from the government’s HK$138 billion relief package. “I’m a dancer and an actor … I hope the concert can help raise some funding for people working in the entertainment industry to meet their urgent needs.” Kwok said. “The industry that has been bringing entertainment to people is facing difficulties. Some people lost their jobs and some switched to other professions.”

Kwok will lead about 100 dancers in performing in the concert after being inspired by Canto-pop legend Sam Hui’s charity concert last month. “Some of the performers are retired dancers, some changed profession and some were injured … We hope to encourage people amid the pandemic and cheer up Hong Kong,” he said
The concert is co-hosted by the celebrity’s charity foundation, Aaron Kwok Love and Concern International Charity Fund, and YouTube channel Health Egg, and will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.
 
Kwok, whose mother died three months ago, said the date of the concert, one day before Mother’s Day, was to send blessings to all mothers, and remind people to pay tributes to their mothers on Sunday. Sam Hui, 71, raised more than HK$372,000 from a one-hour concert streamed live from the rooftop of the Harbour City shopping complex on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Some 1,000 online users donated HK$72,000, former MTR Corporation chairman Frederick Ma Si-hang gave HK$50,000 and Hui pumped in HK$250,000 of his own money, all for workers from sound production company Tom Lee Engineering who had lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

The concert attracted a live global audience of more than 2.5 million people, and was viewed a total of 6.4 million times in 24 hours.

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This is good and kind of Aaron Kwok to hold a fund raiser event for the film industry for dancers and crews. 

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Wow this is nice. Hope there will be more charity drive like this. 

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This is so nice of him, I always like his songs when i was little and still like his songs. 

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The pandemic covid-19 has severely impacted all economic sectors and it is very noble of Aaron Kwok for his contribution to to alleviate the hardship of his fellow comrades. Hopefully the film industry companies are also making meaningful contributions to this affected sector.

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thumbs up!!!:wub:

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I watched the concert, it was very thoughtful of him to host something like this during the pandemic, where everyone is stuck at home. Charity events like this to help those who are in need are a good act to do. More of these type of things should occur. Hopefully we can see more of these kinds of things, one to entertain us and secondly to help.

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