SMILES ALL ROUND
In May, Malaysia Tatler, in partnership with The Melium Group, raised HK$7.5 million for 12 different causes via a charity auction. The magazine also helped Estée Lauder raise HK$1.36 million for breast cancer research at the Pink Ribbon Charity Ball. In August, Edipresse Media Malaysia helped raise more than HK$870,000 for Big Hearts For Little Hearts, an organisation that helps children with congenital heart disease.
Philippinetatler helped raise more than HK$1 million for the Virlanie Foundation at its Tatler Ball last year. The foundation provides medical care, education and housing for street children. In 2013, Philippinetatler raised more than HK$700,000 for recovery efforts after Typhoon Haiyan. Known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda it was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded and devastated parts of the Philippines.
Through various fundraising events, Thailandtatler supported the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer, the Chitralada Vocational School and the Kamlangjai Project—an initiative that helps women in prison. Singaporetatler, too, threw its weight behind a range of charities, including the Red Cross, the Singapore Eye Research Institute, the Breast Cancer Foundation and the Bone Marrow Donor Programme.
“The Edipresse Media family firmly believes in giving back and we hope, through initiatives like these, that we can make a difference in our local communities,” Goodridge said in handing over the cheque at the SPHC headquarters.
FROM LEFT: BARRIE C GOODRIDGE, SALLY AND JIM THOMPSON, AND FAN KWAN OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF HOSPICE CARE