PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 October, 2008, 12:00am

This is a huge crisis and its long-term effect is still unknown. Of course, when the shares go up and the property market is doing great, people will have higher hopes and are more generous in supporting charities. But now, even though I believe Hong Kong people still have a lot of heart, no one knows how severe this catastrophe is, so it's normal for people to be more hesitant about donating money.

Eric Tsang Chi-wai, who despite his celebrity status was having a tough time selling raffle tickets for Yan Chai Hospital at a Tsuen Wan wet market on Tuesday, and expressed his concern about the dark clouds of the current economic storm.