Singapore, 29 January 2019– More than 20 staff from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) distributed fortune bags (福袋）to 120 senior citizens at Care Corner Senior Activity Centre at Woodlands, as part of SPH Staff Volunteers Club’s annual "SPH Cares with Bags of Love" event. Each fortune bag contained brown rice, rice vermicelli, multi-grain beverages, biscuits, sesame oil, 3-in-1 coffee, 3-in-1 MILO, milk with oats, tea bags, sweets, medicated oil and Mandarin oranges.
To liven up the Chinese New Year atmosphere, SPH staff volunteers entertained the senior citizens with their musical talents and treated them to games and a new year lunch. Archimedes Rodil, Software Engineer of SPHTech division, dressed up as a God of Fortune to bring festive cheer to the elderly.
In return, the senior citizens prepared their own healthy version of Lo-Hei for everyone, and showcased their singing skills through a short performance.
Chin Soo Fang, Head of Corporate Communications & CSR Division, said: "We have planned this annual event to spread some festive cheer to the needy elderly. We had not expected the senior citizens to make the time and effort to reciprocate and show their appreciation with their Lo-Hei and performance. They have touched our hearts just as we have warmed theirs. It has been a truly meaningful and memorable Chinese New Year celebration for both the elderly and volunteers indeed."
Care Corner Singapore is a non-profit organisation established since 1981. The organisation with IPC status has 33 service centres islandwide serving the isolated and disadvantaged in Singapore through their extensive social services, such as helping families in need, youths at risk, lonely seniors, special needs children and children from low-income families. Care Corner Senior Activity Centre at Woodlands functions as a community-based drop-in centre, offering holistic eldercare programmes to keep seniors active.
Benelux Flowers & Fruits Pte Ltd - Mandarin oranges
Paddy King (Hong Lian Gim Kee) - Brown rice
People Bee Hoon Factory - Red rice vermicelli
Oh Chin Hing Sesame Oil Factory - Sesame oil
GoodMorning Global Pte Ltd - Multi-grain beverages
Kim Lee Kiat Trading Enterprise Pte Ltd - Tatawa Nutri-U Fruit & Honey biscuits, 3-in-1 coffee, 3-in-1 MILO
Leung Kai Fook Medical Co Pte Ltd - Axe Brand Universal oil
Dilmah (SEA) Pte Ltd - Tea bags
The Straits Times - Potato biscuits, sweets
SPH Buzz - Milk with oats
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Corporate Communications & CSR Senior Executive
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1124
Corporate Communications & CSR Manager
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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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.
SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.
On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH REIT also holds 85% equity stake in Figtree Grove, a freehold sub-regional shopping centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. SPH owns and operates The Seletar Mall. It is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point and acquired a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.
It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore's largest private nursing home operator.
SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.