Since the start of Operation SOLARPEAK, all Force members, including both frontline officers and supporting staff, have remained steadfast in their duties. During the operation, some members from different sections of New Territories North (NTN) Region decided to use their own way to show their support to frontline officers.
Not long after the operation had started, workmen Yeung Chi-kwong (Kwong Kwo), Lee Loi-shun (Shun Che) and Lee Lan-yuk (Yuk Che) from the Support Office at NTN Regional Headquarters and Sergeants Lam Sai-mui (Sai Mui Che) and So Wai-foon (Wai Che) from Traffic NTN, set up a "Cheering Station" on the ground floor lobby of NTN Regional Headquarters to serve fresh fruits for weary officers returning from the frontline. The station also displays many thank you cards from the public in order to cheer them up.
As the operation had lasted for over a month, Kwong Kwo, Shun Che, Yuk Che, Sai Mui Che and Wai Che were increasingly concerned about the officers working "days and nights" being prone to "internal heat in their bodies", according to the Chinese medical theory.
Their main consideration was: "In what way can we do more to show our love and care for our colleagues who are taking on an unprecedented challenge on the frontline?" The five officers later came up with a recipe for "expelling officers' internal heat" - Chinese herbal tea.
Different types of herbal tea were made every day and provided regularly at the "Cheering Station", especially for those from Emergency Unit (EU), Police Tactical Unit, Quick Reaction Force, Regional Missing Persons Unit, Traffic and Crime NTN. The tea was also reserved for EU and Traffic officers who set off from Sheung Shui and Tai Hing Operational Base.
For Kwong Kwo, Shun Che, Yuk Che, Sai Mui Che and Wai Che, a small cup of herbal tea carried lots of their regard and good wishes for their colleagues. "What we've done does not cost a lot at all but represents our care and support."