SPH Gives More Than $8m To The Needy This Year (BT)

BackDec 16, 2010

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) donated and raised more than $8 million for charities this year.

'This includes a donation of $400,000 by SPH and the SPH Foundation to the Community Chest of Singapore in August, and the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which raised over $6.2 million for needy students this year,' the media group said yesterday.

The string of fund-raising events and projects included an auction of tenants' merchandise held by SPH-owned Paragon. This raised close to $10,000 for the ST School Pocket Money Fund.

The Business Times helped to organise two events which raised $1.1 million for the Dover Park Hospice. And with its Children Helping Children programme, BT raised another $282,050 for The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and the ST School Pocket Money Fund. These two funds will also benefit from the record $1.28 million raised by the sixth annual ChildAid concert, to be held at Resorts World Sentosa on Dec 17 and 18.

Meanwhile, SPH management and staff helped fulfil some 300 wishes of those served by 10 charities, contributing gifts worth $18,000 via the Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift programme. SPH Magazines donated $13,000 to the Children's Cancer Foundation, while other corporate charity events like the SPH Flea Market raised over $4,000 for The Salvation Army. 'We hope that through our efforts, we can help to inspire others to share in the joy of caring and giving,' said SPH chief executive Alan Chan.