Man donates US$5,000 to local charity after finding out Cecilia Cheung was volunteering there

19 January 2014 / 2 years 9 months ago

Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung was seen distributing packets of food to the needy and the elderly in Singapore in a video posted on the Facebook page of non-profit organisation Willing Hearts.

The video, which was posted on Saturday, shows the star helping volunteers give out packets of food to a queue of people at a HDB void deck, reported The Straits Times.

A post on Jan 15 on the Willing Hearts Facebook page describes the work Cheung has been doing, stating: "To bend down picking up 300 lunch packs & punnets of pears for handing out to the beneficiaries can be quite a back breaking exercise.

"It was a pleasant surprise for them to see Cecilia and several requested to pose with her. She lovingly gave them warm hugs & kisses on their cheeks when handing out the packs."

Her work has even inspired a donation from a Hong Kong man, who was touched by her commitment. The video below was posted on Jan 13 to thank Mr Eddie Cheung's US$5,000 (S$6,380) food sponsorship.

Cheung spoke to The Straits Times earlier this month, saying that she and her two sons had settled down in Singapore. The 33-year-old said then that she had been living here for about two months, and that she had been helping out with a local volunteer organisation for three weeks.

According to its website, Willing Hearts was set up to provide for the needy in Singapore and distributes about 3,000 meals daily.

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