MediaCorp raises over $90,000 for charity

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MediaCorp raises over $90,000 for charity

Singapore, 9 October 2015 – MediaCorp has raised over $90,000 from three recent charity auctions for President’s Challenge and MediaCorp Cares, the company’s flagship corporate social responsibility programme.

Classical music radio station Symphony 924 held a charity auction of a Boston 163 Grand Piano designed by Steinway and Sons and raised $25,000 for President’s Challenge 2015. The only radio station in Southeast Asia devoted to classical music and the arts, Symphony 924 celebrated the final of the station’s Young Talents Project 2015 competition with a silent auction which was held over three months from June to September. The winning bid came from Ms Paige Parker, freelance writer and Graduate Gemologist, and her husband Mr Jim Rogers, businessman, investor and author.

Ms Parker said, “Jim and I both wanted to support the President’s Challenge, because the ambitious goal is to raise funds for scores of diverse charities by encouraging people from all walks of life to volunteer or contribute, which ultimately creates a stronger Singapore.”

The annual highlight of the President’s Challenge is the President’s Star Charity (PSC) which will be shown live on Channel 5 on Sunday 18 October 7.30pm. PSC is MediaCorp’s contribution to the President’s Challenge and is, by far, the most visible and effective fund-raiser for the challenge.

Two other charity auctions were held in conjunction with TV programmes which raised $65,502 for the beneficiaries under MediaCorp Cares - TOUCH Community Service, Lions Befrienders and CARE Singapore.

• Channel 8 variety programme, Celeb’s Curated Collections 《名人心货》featured over 160 items from celebrities including those from MediaCorp artistes Elvin Ng, Romeo Tan and Julie Tan, which sold for $50,502.

• Art pieces commissioned for current affairs programme On The Red Dot raised $15,000 in a silent auction. The five works portrayed cherished iconic places of yesteryear, featured during a four-part series about vanished places shown on Channel 5. Local artist Joyce Lee’s watercolour painting on Great World, New World and Happy World fetched almost $7,000. The other art-pieces featured the old National Library, National Stadium and National Theatre. On The Red Dot-Vanished Places is available on catch-up viewing on Toggle. Details can be found in Annex 1.

Issued by Brand and Communications, MediaCorp

For more information, please contact:

Winston Chong
Senior Manager, Brand and Communications
MediaCorp
DID: +6563503351
Email: winstonchong@mediacorp.com.sg

About MediaCorp

MediaCorp has the widest range of media platforms in Singapore spanning digital, television, radio, print and out-of-home media. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

MediaCorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, the company has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to virtually all adults in Singapore weekly.

MediaCorp is an active regional player through Channel NewsAsia International, drama co-productions and collaborations in magazine publishing and online media. Its investments include majority share in Kapanlagi Network, Indonesia’s largest independent digital media and in Malaysia’s digital games publisher Cubinet Interactive. It also has stakes in Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers, and Vietnam television’s International Media Corporation.

MediaCorp was named Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year for the eleventh time at the Asian Television Awards in 2014.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.

Annex 1

Programmes available for catch-up viewing on Toggle via connected devices:

On the Red Dot- Vanished Places

Episode 118: National Library at Stamford Road
http://video.toggle.sg/en/series/on-the-red-dot-catch-up/ep118/323970

Episode 119: The Grand Old Dame of Kallang
http://video.toggle.sg/en/series/on-the-red-dot-catch-up/ep119/324714

Episode 120: National Theatre
http://video.toggle.sg/en/series/on-the-red-dot-catch-up/ep120/325625

Episode 121: The Lost Worlds
http://video.toggle.sg/en/series/on-the-red-dot-catch-up/ep121/326660

Celeb’s Curated Collections 《名人心货》
http://tv.toggle.sg/zh/channel8/shows/celeb-s-curated/episodes