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Donations to tsunami relief fund at SPH’s collection reach $6 million today

SINGAPORE, 5 JANUARY 2004 - There is no let-up in the outpouring of aid for the Asian tsunami victims at the Singapore Press Holdings’ collection centre, which collected $667,330 today to help the devastated countries deal with the aftermath of the disaster.

Corporations and grassroots organisations continued to give generously, boosting the funds SPH has collected for the Singapore Red Cross Society to $6.06 million, since it mounted its public donation drive on 29 December.

The top donors are:

  • Allen & Gledhill, Singapore´s largest law firm, which contributed
    $137,000
  • Grassroots organisations in Bukit Gombak Constituency ($126,157)
  • Management Corporation of Sim Lim Square ($100,273)
  • Chee Hwan Kog Singapore & Leng Ern Jee Temple ($50,000)
  • Blue Cross Charitable Institution ($30,000)
  • Amtek Engineering Ltd ($21,170)

The donation from Allen & Gledhill included contribution from staff, partners of the firm, family and friends of staff.

Mr Lucien Wong, Managing Partner of the law firm with nearly 200 lawyers, said: “It is appropriate that we who are unaffected by the tsunami should extend a helping hand to our neighbours who have suffered devastation of such a magnitude. I am pleased that Allen & Gledhill has come together at this time to give what support we can to those in need.”

Donations in kind also came from many individuals and companies.

A Sin Min Avenue resident sent 97 bags of rice to SPH New Centre, which opened its premises in Toa Payoh North eight days ago to receive aid for the tsunami-hit countries. Ace Care Co (S) Pte Ltd, donated 98 cartons of surgical masks, gowns, caps and shoe covers, while Chew Yak Mong-Synerpac Pte Ltd gave 400 cartons of water, baked beans and instant noodles.

The supplies have filled 55 containers, which are being dispatched to the affected countries by DHL Danzas Air & Ocean, a key partner in the SPH relief operation.

SPH will stop collecting relief and donation after 6 pm on Friday, 7 January.


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For more information, please contact:

Irene Ngoo
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. For more information about SPH, please log on to www.sph.com.sg