SPH staff chip in to help fund good causes

Twelve charities took part in the annual carnival, which drew staff from various divisions and raised $7,200 for SPH's adopted charities.
Twelve charities took part in the annual carnival, which drew staff from various divisions and raised $7,200 for SPH's adopted charities. ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

Various divisions of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) raised $7,200 yesterday for its adopted charities at the annual SPH Charity Carnival.

Held for the sixth consecutive time, the bazaar attracted more than 300 SPH staff.

Twelve charities - including the Assisi Hospice and the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (Score) - took part in the carnival to raise awareness and funds for their respective causes.

The SPH Digital Division's in-house band, One DD, raised $350 for its adopted charity, the Chen Su Lan Methodist Children's Home.

Mr Azhar Kasman, 36, who is the lead vocalist of One DD and the editor of citizen journalism website Stomp, said: "It is our first time performing for charity.

"The atmosphere here is fantastic, with all the SPH divisions coming together for a good cause."

SPH head of corporate communications Chin Soo Fang, 44, said: "For our sixth year, we have so many repeat participants like the Cat Welfare Society and The Salvation Army.

"It shows that they find this platform very useful."

Delphine Kao

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2016, with the headline 'SPH staff chip in to help fund good causes'. Print Edition | Subscribe