Louis Koo’s Care and Respect for Elderly Artistes
Known for being one of the most low-profile philanthropic celebrities, Louis Koo (古天樂) is the current President of the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild. His leadership has shown his kindness and respect for elderly artistes. Suggesting changing the usual yearly spring dinner held during March to a fundraising event to raise funds for elderly artistes, his attentiveness towards elderly artistes’ well-being was appreciated by others in the industry.
Last year, former actress Yammie Lam‘s (藍潔瑛) death wasn’t discovered until two days after she had passed away. She had lived most of her retired life being supported by others. From Yammie’s tragic experience, Louis believed a new mechanism was needed to address the problem of aging artistes lacking financial support.
With the Guild just earning a charity license, the 48-year-old actor proposed a fundraising charity event, so aging artistes could use those funds when needed. Further details on how it will be operated will be announced later, but many were already touched by Louis’ sincerity and regard for the elderly.
In addition, insiders who interacted and worked with Louis before knows that he has always taken care of staff and the elderly from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. For example, during every prize raffle held at film celebration feasts, he would often fix the results and choose them to receive a prize.
He also paid 200,000 yuan in an angioplasty procedure for senior artiste, Lo Hoi Pang (盧海鵬). Both were seen enjoying a Mid-Autumn Festival dinner along with Louis’s parents and other senior artistes last year, and the filial Louis was the one who paid the bill.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.