Singapore, 7 July 2011 - The SPH Red Apple Day which was held at the Singapore Press Holdings News Centre auditorium today collected a total of 234 units of blood from 307 donors.
The bi-annual blood donation drive for both SPH staff and the public was jointly organised with the Singapore Red Cross Society. The first SPH Red Apple Day this year was held on 25 January and collected a total of 166 units of blood from 280 donors.
Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH who was also a donor, said: “This is the first time we have increased the blood donation drive from once to twice yearly. SPH will continue to work with the Singapore Red Cross to assist in its blood donation drive. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the donors, volunteers and sponsors for their relentless support for the SPH Red Apple Day.”
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, whose students volunteered at the blood donation drive today.
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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.
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.
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.