Stars' baby photos at Hong Kong charity event

PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 September, 2012, 3:32am

She is model turned busy mother-of-three, but Cathy Lee Chui Chi-kei still finds time for charity work.

Her latest project is supporting South Korean skincare brand Sulwhasoo's "Hundreds of Families Quilt" initiative to create a giant collage of donated childhood pictures.

The snapshots represent the importance of being surrounded by love in childhood. For every picture sent the brand will donate HK$1 to Summerbridge Hong Kong, which provides underprivileged children with free English tuition.

Lee and TVB actor Moses Chan Ho contributed photos and were present on Wednesday at the Harbour City mall in Tsim Sha Tsui to talk about the stories behind their pictures.

Other celebrity participants at the mall included actors Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia, Carina Lau Ka-ling and Aaron Kwok Fu-shing, and film editor and production designer William Chang Suk-ping.

Pianist and educator Connie Wong Oi-yan, who was born with only three functional fingers, performed to show her support for the cause.

"My mother suffered from polio when she was pregnant and I was born with malformed fingers," Wong said. "I had to undergo operations from six months to 13 years of age.

"My peers laughed at me and I have had so many challenges pursuing the piano, which I love, but the hardship has made me who I am today.

"I've learned to accept this imperfection as part of my life … there's always a way around a problem."