Faye Wong raised 12 million for cleft lip charity

China celebrity couple Li Yapeng and Faye Wong collected ~RMB8 million (~USD1 million) for their Smile Angle Foundation at a charity ball in Beijing on Tuesday night (December 26).

Faye Wong and husband Li Yapeng at Smile Angle Foundation charity dinner

The charity dinner attracted hundreds of rich and famous, including stars like Carina Lau, Vicki Zhao, Huang Xiaoming, FanBingbing, Zhang Jizhong, Na Ying and Alec Su etc.

This is the first public appearance for pop diva Faye Wong after she gave birth to her baby daughter Li Yan in May. Li Yan was born with a cleft lip and had to undergo plastic surgery in US to repair it.

Li Yan has since been recovering, but the problem has prompted the celebrity couple to look into the seriousness of the issue, as it’s reported that 2.4 million children are born with cleft palates in China.

Thus the celebrity couple set up the Smile Angle Foundation to fund the poor that have new born babies with cleft lip problem.

Together with other donations, the foundation has raised around RMB12 million so far.

[Image courtesy of sina.com.cn]