Cheung Chau villagers say they will pay for a feast to celebrate the home-coming of Lee Lai-shan and are refusing to accept any sponsorship. An open-air feast at the island's sports ground is being planned, and villagers are busy setting up signs to celebrate her victory. Rural committee leaders have turned down a number of proposals by companies volunteering to sponsor the feast. Cheung Chau Rural Committee chairman Fung Pak-tai said: 'We think it is a matter for Cheung Chau residents. It is more appropriate if we do it on our own. 'We received some calls from firms who wanted to sponsor soft drinks or food. 'We thanked them very much but we do not want a welcoming feast to be turned into a commercial show. So we decided to turn them down. 'Money is not a big problem. We villagers can collect $400,000 or $500,000 on our own to pay for the celebrations.' Mr Fung said they were trying to fix a date with Lee. 'Until we know when she will get back to Cheung Chau, we cannot go ahead with our plans much further.' They will hold a meeting on Sunday to decide what activities to lay on for the island's 40,000 residents to welcome Lee home from Atlanta.