Busy entertainer Joyce Cheng happy to help children with special needs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 20 August, 2012, 5:32am

Actress-singer Joyce Cheng Yan-yee is flourishing despite her initially bumpy start in the media business.

When she started her career, she was often accused of relying on the fame of her parents, actor Adam Cheng Siu-chow and the late comedian-actress Lydia Sum Tin-ha. But over the years, Joyce, 25, has worked hard to prove herself.

She recently finished her stint in The Passage Beyond, a musical. She was playing a ghost who was trapped in the mortal world because she could not forgive her boyfriend who had dumped her when she was ailing with cancer.

Last Wednesday, Joyce Cheng was invited by Eu Yan Sang Charitable Foundation to help launch The Road to Love Starts From Childhood, a new radio show co-organised with Commercial Radio 1 to raise awareness and understanding about pre-school children with special needs.

At the launch, Cheng sang Embrace Love (a theme song of a TVB drama) with Siu Hoi-yan, a 15-year-old blind girl, at Kitec in Kowloon Bay.

The eight-episode radio show, which will run on Tuesdays from 10.30pm to 11pm, starts tomorrow.