Jackie Chan to lead charity concert for Japan

2011-03-25 07:05

Hollywood actor Jackie Chan will be among 100 artists taking part in a concert next week to raise money for the relief efforts in Japan, he confirmed today.

The line-up will also include singer Hacken Lee, actor Eric Tsang and model Angelababy.

The four-hour concert called Love Beyond Borders 311 has been organised by Chan and other members of Hong Kong’s entertainment industry.

It will be broadcast live from the city’s Victoria Park from 7pm (1pm South African time) on Friday, April 1.

It is hoped the event plus a single called Do Not Give Into Heartache, recorded by participating celebrities, will raise around 40 million Hong Kong dollars (about R35 million) for the Salvation Army’s relief efforts in Japan.

Talking about the concert on his website, Chan said the event was being held to raise money and praise the spirit of the Japanese people.

“The earthquake in Japan was a devastating disaster and I want the Japanese people to know that my thoughts are with them,” he said.

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