Celebrities and insurance agents might make for an unlikely political alliance but it does not bother Chong Chan-yau - the blind charity worker needs all the help he can get. Not because he is blind but because he is fighting the vast geographical seat of Hong Kong Island. Comedian Cheung Tat-ming and actress Alice Lau Ngar-lai attracted a small crowd in Causeway Bay yesterday when they handed out the independent candidate's leaflets to shoppers. 'Mr Chong's pursuit of justice and equality are adorable values,' Cheung told passers-by. Lau, who played blind activist Lucy Ching in One of the Lucky Ones, said she was moved by the Oxfam deputy director's 'amazing achievements'. Singer Anthony Wong Yiu-ming and actress Chan Yuk-lin also backed Mr Chong. 'Apparently people are more willing to take leaflets from artistes,' said Mr Chong. Insurance agents also support Mr Chong, who lost his sight aged six. Many invite him to give the profession pep talks. Mr Chong was an inspiration to insurance underwriters who needed to be tough when fighting for business, said James Wong Man-tai, manager of a US-based insurance company. But Mr Chong still finds it hard getting enough help to canvass voters. His main handicap was not his blindness, he said, but rather getting his message across. Mr Chong is also way off his campaign fund-raising target of $850,000.