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The SPH Red Apple Day is back for a second time this year

Singapore, 22 June 2011 - Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) will be holding the second round of its biannual blood donation drive – the SPH Red Apple Day – on 7 July 2011 to encourage both its staff and the public to donate blood. The last SPH Red Apple Day held on 25 January 2011 attracted 280 donors and collected a total of 166 units of blood.

Jointly organised with the Singapore Red Cross Society, the next SPH Red Apple Day will be held in the auditorium of the News Centre at Toa Payoh North from 11am to 5pm. As with previous donation drives, the first hour (11am to 12 noon) will be reserved exclusively for SPH staff. The public can donate their blood from 12 noon onwards.

The Bloodbank needs about 350 units of blood daily for bleeding emergencies, and to treat hospital patients undergoing critical transplant surgeries or suffering from haematological cancers.

Launched in 2001, SPH Red Apple Day is one of the ways in which SPH contributes to society as a good corporate citizen and was originally held once a year. In response to a dip in blood donations during the festive period, SPH decided to add another blood donation drive to its annual calendar.

The SPH Red Apple Day is supported by SPH MediaBoxOffice, AsiaOne, SPH UnionWorks´ 91.3 FM and Radio 100.3, Benelux, Centrum, Cerebos, Gardenia, Marigold and Nestle. SPH is also supported by Beatty Secondary, which will be sending its students to help out with the blood donation drive.

Media Invitation

We would like to invite your reporter and photographer / videographer to the SPH Red Apple Day on
7 July at the News Centre Auditorium at 11am.

To RSVP, please contact Naomi at naomigoh@sph.com.sg or 6319 6362 latest by Wednesday, 6 July, 2011, 5pm.


Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E

Gary Yeo
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1225
Email :
garyyeo@sph.com.sg

Selina Lim
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1872
Email :
limyl@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.


Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 263 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV.


Broadcasting

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.


Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.


Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.