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SPH staff to spread love and festive cheer with fortune bags for the needy elderly

Singapore, 2 February 2021 - More than 20 staff from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will be distributing fortune bags (福袋) to the homes of 120 needy elderly living in the Toa Payoh Estate on 9 February 2021. Each fortune bag will contain essential items such as rice, vermicelli, instant coffee, toiletries, masks and hand sanitisers, all of which are donated by sponsors and staff. In addition to the fortune bags, staff volunteers will also be distributing mandarin oranges and red packets to convey new year well wishes to the elderly. 
 
The "SPH Cares with Bags of Love" is an annual event organised by SPH Staff Volunteers Club.  This year, it is partnering Care Corner Senior Activity Centre in Toa Payoh. This is also the third consecutive year that SPH has partnered Care Corner Singapore
 
Ms Chin Soo Fang, Head of Corporate Communications & CSR, said: "2020 was a challenging year for everyone as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic. As we step into the new year and with Chinese New Year approaching, we want to spread some festive cheer and uplift the spirits of our elderly friends in Toa Payoh. We hope this event will put a smile on their faces and we also thank our sponsors for their generosity and steadfast support through the years."

Care Corner Singapore is a non-profit organisation established since 1981. It has 38 service points islandwide serving the isolated and disadvantaged in Singapore. Through the provision of social services, they help families in need, youths at risk, lonely seniors, special needs children and children from low-income families. Care Corner Senior Activity Centre at Toa Payoh functions as a community-based drop-in centre, offering holistic eldercare programmes to keep seniors active.
 
Sponsors

7-Eleven - Guardian hand sanitisers  
Paragon Market Place - Emoji mask 
Benelux Flowers & Food Pte Ltd - Mandarin oranges and bags
Hawley & Hazel Chemical Co. Singapore (Pte) Ltd - Darlie toothpaste and toothbrush set
Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd - Naturel organic brown rice, Hershey's Soyfresh cookies and crème soy milk, Nootrees facial tissue
Lion Corporation (S) Pte Ltd - Shokubutsu RevitaCare Body Foam
Leung Kai Fook Medical Co Pte Ltd - Axe Brand Universal oil 
People Bee Hoon Factory Pte Ltd - Rice vermicelli    
Gemtier Singapore-  Medical grade masks
Metro Pte Ltd - Bellewave Essencious Hand Sanitiser 
SPH Staff - Nescafe kopi-o instant coffee
SPH Human Resource Division - Red packet 
 

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For more information, please contact:

Sherleen Ng
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1579

Debbie Tan
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1586
Email: debbiet@sph.com.sg

 

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 in the 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 65% in SPH REIT whose portfolio comprises three properties in Singapore, namely Paragon, The Clementi Mall and The Rail Mall. In Australia, SPH REIT holds an 85% stake in Figtree Grove Shopping Centre and a 50% stake in Westfield Marion Shopping Centre. SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing an integrated development consisting of The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It is also an owner, manager and developer of a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom and Germany. It currently operates two distinctive brands, Student Castle and Capitol Students.

 

It is in the aged care sector in Singapore and Japan, and owns Orange Valley, one of Singapore's largest nursing homes.


SPH runs a regional events arm. It also invested in the education business.


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