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SPH Launches Donation Drive To Help Tsunami Disaster Victims

SINGAPORE, 29 December 2004 - Singapore Press Holdings today launched a public appeal for funds and relief supplies to help the victims of the devastating tsunami that struck South Asia and South-east Asia last Sunday.

To spearhead the relief operations, SPH announced that it is donating $200,000 to the Singapore Red Cross Society towards relief efforts.

Its 3,000-over staff are also pitching in with personal contributions.

SPH will also open its headquarters at News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, as a collection point from tomorrow (30 December 2004) to next Friday (7 January 2005) for the public to donate funds and relief supplies. The collection time is from 9 am to 6 pm daily.


Collection of cash and cheque donation

SPH will collect cash and cheque donation on behalf of the Singapore Red Cross Society.

Cheques should be made up to:
Singapore Red Cross Society
Please write "Tidal Waves Asia" on the back and give your name, address and telephone number.

COLLECTION OF EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

SPH is also appealing for donation of the following items:

  • Canned and packaged food
  • Over-the-counter drugs, wound dressing and vitamins
  • Clothings
  • Blankets and sheets


Said Mr Alan Chan, CEO of SPH: "We are all shocked by the magnitude of the devastation caused by the tsunami in the affected neighbouring countries, and deeply saddened by the loss of so many lives. Thousands more have been made homeless and they need help urgently. Our deepest sympathies go to the families of the victims.

"We want to do our bit to help rally the Singapore community to support international relief operations in bringing supplies as quickly as possible to the victims of this colossal tragedy."

SPH will distribute all funds and relief items donated by the public to the Singapore Red Cross and various organisations involved in international relief efforts.


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

For more information, please contact:


Irene Ngoo
Assistant Vice President
Corporate Relations
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 63191216
Fax: 6319 8150
Email: ingoo@sph.com.sg


About Singapore Press Holdings
Main board listed Singapore Press Holdings Limited is the leading news and information provider, offering quality content for print, Internet and radio. It publishes 13 newspapers in the four official languages and 63 magazine titles. Everyday, 2.78 million individuals, or 90 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of the SPH publications. Its Internet Business Unit manages the online editions of SPH’s major newspapers and magazines, which together enjoy some 300 million pageviews a month. SPH also operates two UFM 100.3 FM in Chinese and WKRZ 91.3 FM in English,
under a joint venture company UnionWorks with NTUC Media.