Singapore, 1 April 2010 – The SPH Red Apple Day held today at the Singapore Press Holdings attracted 332 donors and collected a total of 228 units of blood over six hours.
The annual blood donation drive was jointly organised with Singapore Red Cross Society and Beatty Secondary School. Donors included SPH staff members, students and members of public. In line with this year’s theme of “Don’t do it alone”, many donors came with their families, friends and colleagues.
Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, who has been donating blood since inception of this drive, said: “We are extremely pleased with the support of the donors, volunteers and sponsors in making SPH Red Apple Day a yearly success. As an active corporate citizen, SPH appreciates the opportunity to work with other community partners to share the gift of life with those in need.”
The SPH Red Apple Day is also supported by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, F&N Foods (S) Pte Ltd, Nestle Singapore Pte Ltd and Cerebos Pacific Limited.
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 79 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. 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.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 14 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine, rednano.sg; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.
In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.