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SPH Foundation Pledged $250,000 to Community Chest

In conjunction with Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) 25th anniversary celebrations, the SPH Foundation, together with the media giant, each pledged a donation of $250,000 to the Community Chest.

Dr Tony Tan, who is Chairman of SPH and SPH Foundation, presented a cheque of $500,000 to Ms Jennie Chua, Chairman of the Community Chest at the SPH 25th Anniversary Gala Concert held at the Esplanade Concert Hall on 30 October.  Both SPH and SPH Foundation have been active donors to the Community Chest every year. 

Caregivers and beneficiaries of the 20 charitable programmes were also given a musical treat at the concert, which was performed by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) and led by its music director Tsung Yeh. 

Said Dr Tan in his speech: "This evening, SPH and the SPH Foundation are pleased to jointly make a combined donation of $500,000 to 20 charity programmes under the auspices of Community Chest. Just as we have received your support, we would like to support others, so that they too may one day give back to society."

He added:"One good deed inspires another. As Singapore begins to see signs of recovery in the economy, I would like to urge everyone to remember that the less fortunate people in our midst still need our help."

Ms Chua said: “This year marks a special milestone for Singapore Press Holdings as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Community Chest is honoured to partner SPH and SPH Foundation over the years in supporting social service programmes that will help nurture our children and dignify the lives of elderly in our community.”

 

 

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