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Sixth SPH Charity Carnival to raise funds for 23 charitable causes

Singapore, 4 May 2016 – The SPH Charity Carnival, an annual charity bazaar organised by Singapore Press Holdings, will be held on 9 May 2016 at the SPH News Centre Auditorium.

Currently into its sixth year, the SPH Charity Carnival raises awareness and funds for the various charitable causes in Singapore by providing a platform and playing host to the various charities.

This year, charities such as World Wildlife Fund Singapore, Cat Welfare Society, Acres, SPCA, The Salvation Army, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN), Action for Singapore Dogs, AMK FSC Bakery Hearts, Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADEAF), Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), Assisi Hospice and Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE) will be taking part in the event. These charities will be mainly selling their merchandise, handicrafts by beneficiaries and baked goods.

In addition to these external charity organisations and social enterprises, 11 of SPH's various divisions and subsidiaries will also be setting up booths at the carnival to help raise funds for their adopted charities. SPH Digital Division (DD)'s in-house band, One DD, will also be performing at the event. Made up of six DD staff, One DD will entertain guests and concurrently raise funds for their adopted charity, Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home, at the charity bazaar.

This event is jointly organised by SPH Corporate Communications & CSR Division and the SPH Staff Volunteers Club.



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For more information, please contact:

Chua Pei Ling
Executive

Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 1895 
Email: 
plchua@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.


Media 

The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and two student publications IN and Little Red Dot. It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZBBZ Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, zaobao.sgomy.sg and SPH Razor. 


On an average day, 2.8 million* individuals or 68 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications in print copies or one of our digital platforms. (* Nielsen Media Index 2015, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like hardwarezone.comherworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. It has also invested in digital newsstand Magzter.

SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising options where it manages large format screens and static billboards at key locations in the Central Business District, Orchard Road, City Fringe as well as major heartland hubs.

SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. 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.


Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH’s online classifieds include the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs, FastJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds,Trezo), sgCarMart and StreetSine.

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Exhibitions

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. 


Education

SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.

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