Andy struts his stuff for charity

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 10 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 10 February, 2007, 12:00am

These days, Andy Hui Chi-on is seen doing charity work more than he is on the stage.

Since setting up an international charitable foundation last year, Hui (below) has been involved in volunteer activities such as raising funds for Medecins sans Frontieres. He recently visited a retirement home, performing and spending time with the elderly.

Hui said being a singer and doing volunteer work wasn't what he dreamed of doing when he was a child. Instead, his childhood dream was to join the police force.

'I lived in Wong Tai Sin when I was a child. At that time, it was a pretty complicated area and I had some bad experiences there,' said the 39-year-old.

The singer, who released In the Name of .... last year, said he was happy with what he had done, even though the album didn't win many awards.

'In the past, I might have cared about the awards and tried to release as many songs as possible in a short period to get more prizes,' he said. 'But now I don't think about this any more. I'm satisfied I made an album that got pretty good reviews.'