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SPH organises year end party for underprivileged children

Singapore, 12 December 2016 - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) invited over 100 beneficiaries and caregivers from Beyond Social Services (Jalan Bukit Ho Swee), Beyond Social Services (Lengkok Bahru), Life Student Care (Hougang) and Life Community Services Society - Mighty Kids, Families and Community to its annual year end party today. 

The lunchtime party at News Centre Auditorium was organised in conjunction with Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift Project which SPH has taken part for the 11th consecutive year. 

This year, about 300 wishes from 13 charities were adopted and fulfilled by management and staff, with the total value of the contributions amounting to about $20,000. 

SPH senior management and staff volunteers helped to spread some festive cheer by playing games with the children and caregivers, and treated them to a buffet lunch. 

Mr Desmond Koh, Executive Director of Boys' Brigade, said: "We are happy to partner SPH for the Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift Project for the 11th year. Apart from the generous adoption of wishes, SPH also goes the extra mile to organise a year-end party for the beneficiaries every year. We hope that more organisations will also join us to make this annual event a success."

Besides this meaningful event, SPH, SPH Foundation and SPH's various products and business groups are also actively involved in community and charity projects throughout the year. 

About 20 business units in SPH took part in the "Adopt a Charity" scheme initiated by the SPH Staff Volunteers Club, led by the Corporate Communications & CSR Division with support by the Human Resources Division. This is in addition to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, and the Chinese Media Group's annual support of President's Challenge.

For the "Adopt-a-Charity" scheme, each business unit is given an annual funding of $600 to offset its expenses when planning activities for its adopted charity. SPH also gives staff involved two half days a year to be involved in the charitable activities. Various divisions would organise their own activities or charity outings for their adopted charities. 


SPH also organises many signature charity events annually, including the SPH and SPH Foundation charity cheque presentation to Community Chest, SPH Charity Carnival (a charity bazaar to raise funds for a good cause), Lunching in the Dark (where staff dine in total darkness in aid of the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped), SPH Food for Furry Friends (a pet food donation drive for abandoned and stray animals, SPH Flea Market (to promote recycling and donations to The Salvation Army), SPH Red Apple Day (blood donation drive with the Singapore Red Cross) and SPH Bags of Love (an annual event where festive bags are given to the elderly).

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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  

Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1028
Email: mahys@sph.com.sg


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 and their respective student publications. It also includes subsidiaries 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-Russell Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3, and SPH Golf (including SPH Pacom Ltd).

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, and ZBBZ Newsgazine. 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.sgzaobao.com and SPH Razor. 

On an average day, 2.5 million* individuals or 59 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 2016, Monday-Sunday, read any SPH newspapers in print or digital format)

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces about 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 digital 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 Classifieds

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 classifieds business has a number of leading online classifieds 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.