SINGAPORE Press Holdings has donated S$400,000 to 20 charities supporting the elderly and children in need.
Beneficiaries include 18-year-old Nur Nadzirah Binte Mohamed Ismail who is a carer for her brother who suffers from Huntington Disease and 80-year-old Lim Ah Hin, who has been assisted by the Singapore Leprosy Relief Association.
The two were among the 180 beneficiaries chosen from the 20 charities to attend the cheque presentation ceremony last week.
“As a media organisation, we owe our success to Singaporeans’ support and confidence,” said SPH chairman Dr Lee Boon Yang.
“Hence, we believe it is our responsibility to give back to the community. We hope that our donations will help improve the lives of the less fortunate around us, and inspire others to do the same.”
SPH has contributed more than S$3 million over the past decade to fund-raising body Community Chest.
“Their generous donation of $400,000 this year will be designated to 20 programmes which provide education and therapy to children with special needs, counselling for at-risk youth and specialised care for the frail and lonely elderly,” said Community Chest chairman Jennie Chua.