Taiwan celebrities turned out in force for the “Believe in Hope, Fight and Smile” live television charity show on Friday, reported Taiwan media. The show managed to raise NT$778 million (S$33.3 million) for victims of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, reported Taiwan media.
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Stars like Jerry Yan and A-Mei manned the phones to receive call-in donations from the show’s 120 donation hotlines. Others, such as singers Jam Hsiao and Fei Yu Qing performed their hits and urged viewers to donate over the course of the four-hour show.
Many Taiwan stars led by example and donated as well – singer-director Wang Li-Hom and supermodel Lin Chiling both donated NT$2 million (S$85,000) while soon-to-be married Barbie Hsu gave NT$500,000 (S$21,000). Some stars also donated personal items for a charity auction.
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