Louis Koo is not only an award-winning actor, he is also known for his charitable and philanthropic side. When the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out in China, the Hongkong star reportedly donated S$2.6 million to the Wuhan Benevolent General Association, and also rolled up his sleeves to help distribute masks and lunch bentos to the underprivileged.
His peers and colleagues in showbiz were also not forgotten. With TV and movie productions halted in Hongkong, many are struggling to make ends meet.
Louis, who is the President of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild (HKPAG), started the Hong Kong Film Workers Epidemic Support Programme to raise funds to provide financial assistance to those in entertainment. It has reportedly raised HK$39mil (S$7mil) since its launch on Apr 27.