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SPH & SPH Foundation donate $350,000 to Community Chest

Singapore, 29 August 2017 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and SPH Foundation donated a total of $350,000 to Community Chest in support of its beneficiaries at the annual charity cheque presentation held at the SPH News Centre Auditorium today.

Every year, SPH and SPH Foundation work with Community Chest to identify charities serving the needy elderly and families, the disabled, as well as disadvantaged children and youth for its annual charity cheque presentation.

Out of the $350,000 donation amount, $150,000 was donated by SPH Foundation in support of the Special Education Financial Assistance (SPED FAS) Scheme in aid of more than 1,000 disabled and special needs students from low income families.

From the remaining $200,000 donation amount, 10 charities serving the elderly and disadvantaged families received $100,000 from SPH while SPH Foundation gave $100,000 to 10 charities serving underprivileged children and the disabled. 

Guest of Honour Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of SPH and SPH Foundation, presented a cheque to Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman of Community Chest, at the event. About 200 guests, including 70 beneficiaries and caregivers, attended the event. They were from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School, APSN Katong School, MINDS Fernvale Gardens School and AWWA Senior Community Home.
Ms Ng Ling Ling, Managing Director of Community Chest and Assistant Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Social Service, said: “SPH and SPH Foundation have been raising funds for Community Chest for the past 13 years, and we are thankful for their steadfast support. It is with the sustained contributions from partners like SPH and SPH Foundation that we can continue to empower beneficiaries from about 80 charities so that they can live their lives with dignity.”

Apart from the cheque presentation, audiences were treated to a special concert by beneficiaries from three charity organisations, namely Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School, APSN Katong School and MINDS Fernvale Gardens School. The talented beneficiaries took turns to perform a drum performance, a circus act and a dance. The SPH Choir also entertained guests with a repertoire of pop and ethnic folk songs. 

Please see attached lists of charities which benefitted from this year's SPH and SPH Foundation Charity Cheque Presentation and information about the Special Education Financial Assistance (SPED FAS) Scheme.

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Chin Soo Fang
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1216

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028
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, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also 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.

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

SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley. 

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About the Singapore Press Holdings Foundation
The Singapore Press Holdings Foundation, a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, was first set up as the Press Foundation of Singapore in January 2003 to help build a lifelong learning community that embraces language enrichment, creativity, diversity, healthy living and sports. The seed contribution of $20 million to the Foundation came from media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. It was renamed Singapore Press Holdings Foundation in May 2005. 

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at