Singapore Press Holdings staff hand out goodie bags to 170 seniors

Mr Swee Kian Yang, assistant pre-press foreman of the production division, dressed up as the God of Fortune to bring festive cheer to the elderly on Feb 2, 2018.
Mr Swee Kian Yang, assistant pre-press foreman of the production division, dressed up as the God of Fortune to bring festive cheer to the elderly on Feb 2, 2018.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Mr Yeo Jia Chyang from Singapore Press Holdings' ITD and Ms Tan Bi Wen from human resources giving oranges and a goodie bag to Madam Meenachty, 83.
Mr Yeo Jia Chyang from Singapore Press Holdings' ITD and Ms Tan Bi Wen from human resources giving oranges and a goodie bag to Madam Meenachty, 83.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - More than 20 staff from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) distributed festive goodie bags to 170 senior citizens at Lions Befrienders (Ang Mo Kio) Senior Activity Centre on Friday (Feb 2).

As part of the SPH Staff Volunteers Club's annual "SPH Cares with Bags of Love" event in the lead-up to Chinese New Year, the seniors also got to enjoy a lo hei session and a friendly game of bingo with the volunteers.

Mr Swee Kian Yang, assistant pre-press foreman of the production division, dressed up as the God of Fortune to bring festive cheer to the elderly.

Each festive bag given contains groceries such as rice, canned razor clams, biscuits, drinks, Mandarin oranges and household items such as pain relief patches, a clutch wallet, a towel, a copy of The New Paper and more.

Mr William Loh, chairman of the Lions Befrienders, said: "It's fun for them compared to staying in their one-room flats, which (they say) is very boring."