Singers Cally Kwong Mei-wan and Nic Tse Ting-fung brought some cheer to groups of mentally- handicapped people, the elderly and orphans in Luda, Liaoning province. They presented them with some daily necessities and entertained them. Cally has been actively involved in voluntary work since secondary school. 'We should try our best to help those who are needy and less fortunate when we still have the chance to offer help,' she said. Nic found the trip meaningful, appreciating the chance to meet people with different backgrounds. He said he felt sad while singing songs praising a mother to a group of orphans and one of the children said his mother was bad and had abandoned him. Nic will star in a new film next month, in which he plays a Chinese hero. Emil Chau Wah-kin has been picked to be this year's charity star for Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. He said he felt honoured to be the charity star for the hospital and would do his best to support its fund-raising activities. 'I have prepared two items [to sell] to help raise money - a wooden guitar which has bee my friend for years, and the mastertape of a CD album. These two items carry special meaning for me,' he said. Emil will take part in the charity show on October 9. He said he was nervous about the performance since he has been away from Hong Kong for a long time. TV actress Chan Wai-shan has been criticised by some of her fans for her role in the recent TV series Healing Hands, in which she plays a bad-tempered woman. She said she did not mind the criticism and was happy her acting had stirred such a reaction. 'It is really a success to catch the audience's attention with such a character. I wish to try different characters to explore my talents and gain more experience.' However, Chan will play another hot-tempered woman in a new TV series.