More than 300 singers and artists yesterday took part in a five-hour charity concert to raise funds for the victims of the Qinghai earthquake. Jacky Chan and Andy Lau Tak-wah were among the entertainers from Hong Kong, the mainland and Taiwan who performed at the Artistes 414 Fund-Raising Campaign at Hong Kong Coliseum. By midnight, when the show had finished, donations had reached about HK$37 million, with HK$10 million coming from media mogul Sir Run Run Shaw. Other donations, including those from the audience, had yet to be counted. The show started at 6pm was broadcast live on radio and television. Mainland website Sina.com also carried the event. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan and Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing led a minute of silence before the concert started. Other performers included Jacky Cheung Hok-yau, Alan Tam Wing-lun, Kay Tse On-kay and Eason Chan Yik-shun. Entrants to the 6,000-seat venue had to donate at least HK$100 each to watch the show. Jacky Chan, who took 15 tonnes of materials to Qinghai days after the quake, said he was sorrowful when he met the survivors. Sammi Cheng Sau-man and Nick Cheung Ka-fai also visited victims. The concert honoured Hong Kong volunteer Wong Fuk-wing, who died while trying to rescue victims in an orphanage.