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SPH Gives Big With $400,000 Donation To 20 Charities (BT)

BackAug 05, 2010

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) and the SPH Foundation yesterday handed out a total of $400,000 to 20 charities.

SPH is donating $200,000 to 10 organisations serving the elderly, while the SPH Foundation is donating $200,000 to 10 organisations supporting children.

Each charity will receive $20,000. Beneficiaries include Hua Mei Care Management Service and the Asian Women's Welfare Association's Readycare Centre.

SPH chairman Tony Tan said the SPH group aims to beat last year's $6 million charity contribution.

The group's other fundraising projects include the Chinese newspapers division's Tang Dynasty Fashion Show next month, which aims to raise $150,000 for the President's Challenge.

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, also aims to raise $5 million.

Dr Tan said: "In our pursuit of corporate excellence, we have not forgotten the importance of being a good corporate citizen to help the less fortunate in our society."