Singapore, 24 July 2019 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), in partnership with the Singapore Red Cross Society, has collected 119 units of blood from 160 donors today at SPH Red Apple Day, its annual blood donation drive. Into its 19th year, the event at the SPH News Centre Auditorium attracted SPH staff, students of Beatty Secondary School and their parents and teachers, as well as members of the public.
Ms Gracinia Lim, Assistant Head, Marketing & Communications (Singapore Red Cross) said: "We would like to congratulate SPH as they celebrate their 19th Red Apple Day. We are very grateful for their strong support to the National Blood Programme as they've continued to be a strong partner in advocating the importance of blood donation to the community. Just like SPH, we encourage more donors and partners to step forward regularly."
Beatty Secondary School Principal Mr Ling Khoon Chow said: "Beatty Secondary School is pleased to partner SPH in their blood donation drive yearly. I believe that this exercise helps our students to understand the importance of blood donation from a young age so that they will consider donating blood when they are older. Our students can also serve as ambassadors to share with their family and friends the importance of blood donation. Through this drive, we also hope to encourage and make it easy for our stakeholders such as our staff and parents to donate blood and play their part in saving lives."
This is the first time that Secondary One students from Beatty Secondary School joined in the event for a learning journey. Experiencing the ins and outs of a blood donation drive for the first time, the students learnt the significant role blood donation has in saving lives.
SPH Red Apple Day 2019 was sponsored by Benelux, Gardenia, Waiz and Asepso.
The event media partners were SPHMBO and SPH Radio stations – ONE FM 91.3, Kiss92, UFM100.3, 96.3好FM and MONEY FM 89.3.
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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 approximately 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 and is developing a new commercial cum residential site, The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It also owns 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.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.