ST tees the right fit for OCBC staff

Fifty OCBC Bank employees (left) donned T-shirts produced by The Straits Times on Friday to commemorate the newspaper's 170th anniversary. The bank bought 200 T-shirts, which feature historical front pages of The Straits Times, for its staff voluntee
Fifty OCBC Bank employees donned T-shirts produced by The Straits Times on Friday to commemorate the newspaper's 170th anniversary. ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

Fifty OCBC Bank employees donned T-shirts produced by The Straits Times on Friday to commemorate the newspaper's 170th anniversary.

The bank bought 200 T-shirts, which feature historical front pages of The Straits Times, for its staff volunteers who have contributed to OCBC's corporate community efforts this year.

Proceeds from the T-shirt sales go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. OCBC will also donate $13,600 directly to the fund, bringing its total spending to $20,000.

OCBC's head of group corporate communications, Ms Koh Ching Ching, described the T-shirts as "meaningful, yet innovative and witty".

"The purpose of these Straits Times T-shirts being sold to raise funds to support needy children resonates with us as OCBC, likewise, has a strong tradition of giving back to the community," she added.

"It is therefore very appropriate for us to appreciate our volunteers by gifting them with The Straits Times T-shirts that are made and sold for charity."

The T-shirts are available for sale online at www.1845wearyourhistory.com. They come in 30 designs and cost $30 to $32 each.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 20, 2015, with the headline 'ST tees the right fit for OCBC staff'. Print Edition | Subscribe