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SPH fulfils over 300 wishes for Boys' Brigade Share-A-Gift Project

Singapore, 9 December 2014 – In celebration of Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) 30th anniversary this year, its management and staff have adopted and fulfilled more than 300 wishes for the Boys' Brigade Share-A-Gift Project.

The wishes came from both elderly and children beneficiaries from four charity organisations, namely AWWA ReadyCare, Bethany Methodist Nursing Home, Club Rainbow and Fei Yue Family Service Centre (Yew Tee).  

The oldest beneficiary was Mdm Tan Ah Huey, 99. She is from Bethany Methodist Nursing Home and wished for a blouse.  Nur Qalisya Binte Muhammad Sulaimi was the youngest beneficiary. Born last year, she is from Club Rainbow and has asked for diapers this Christmas. 

The wishes ranged from household appliances, stationery, diapers and milk powder to clothes, toys and toiletries.  In addition, food items and groceries were also donated to the beneficiaries.  The total value of items amounted to more than $18,000.

The Boys' Brigade aims to fulfil the wishes of more than 35,800 beneficiaries this Christmas season through its Share-A-Gift Project. The nationwide charity project which aims to bring festive cheer to the less privileged is held from Nov 20 to Dec 17.

Apart from the adoption of wishes, SPH also organised a year end party for 83 beneficiaries and their families and caregivers from Club Rainbow at the SPH News Centre Auditorium today. SPH staff volunteers and some senior management members, as well as employees who adopted the wishes, joined in to spread festive cheer to the beneficiaries with food and games. The staff volunteers also presented the adopted gifts to the attendees. 

This is the eighth consecutive year which SPH has participated in the charity project. 

The event is an SPH Cares Project organised by SPH Corporate Communications & CSR Division in collaboration with the Boys' Brigade.



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For more information, please contact:
Chin Soo Fang 
Head 
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1216 
Email: soofang@sph.com.sg  

Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Tel: 6319 1553
Email: 
cvanni@sph.com.sg

Deror Wong 

Senior Executive
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226

Email: derorw@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

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

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 2.81 million individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications, either on print or digital platform. 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, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, omy and SPH Razor. Besides print, SPH newspapers are also available on online, smartphone and tablet platforms.

Broadcasting
In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

Properties 
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPH.

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development which opened in November 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg