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SANDS FOR SINGAPORE CHARITY FESTIVAL 2015

31 July - 9 August 2015

The third annual Sands for Singapore Charity Festival has raised over S$5.4 million in support of 80 local charities and over 300,000 Singaporeans. 3,230 Marina Bay Sands team members volunteered over 2,700 hours in the 27 fund-raising and community events over the 10-day period.

The charity festival featured an exciting line-up of activities including the inaugural Play It Forward charity race, first-ever Scoops of Hope gelato sale, inviting members of the Pioneer Generation to watch The LKY Musical for free with their families, and the annual Community Chest Heartstrings Walk which also formed the first official activity of the nation’s Golden Jubilee weekend.  

Over the festival, Marina Bay Sands also announced two major donations. First, Marina Bay Sands is contributing S$180,000 over three years to an education bursary for beneficiaries of Dyslexia Association of Singapore. Marina Bay Sands is also supporting the Singapore International Film Festival for a second year, with a donation of over S$1.5 million.

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Marina Bay Sands Gives Back

Marina Bay Sands Gives Back

31 July to 2 August 2015

All takings over 31 July to 2 August from attractions – Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, ArtScience Museum and sampan rides – were donated to Community Chest.

Four retailers – Bazin, TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria and Fossil Collections – at The Shoppes also joined the integrated resort by donating to Association for Persons with Special Needs, Singapore Association for the Deaf and Community Chest.


ComChest Race To The Sky - Play it forward

Play it Forward

Marina Bay Sands' first charity race was held on 2 August 2015. Close to 150 participants from all walks of life raced across Marina Bay Sands for a local charity of choice. The youngest contestant was 15, while the oldest was 64 years old. Team Art Outreach, comprised of six young Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians aged between 29 – 33, beat 23 other competing teams to win a cash prize of S$50,000.

The 10 challenges were designed to tie back with the multitude of services provided by the integrated resort. The challenge stations were set against iconic attractions including Sands SkyPark and ArtScience Museum. Marina Bay Sands also surprised everyone with a last minute announcement to donate S$1,000 to each of the 14 other local non-profit groups, making its total donation amount to be S$64,000 through this race alone.


Scoops For Hope - Sands For Singapore

Scoops of Hope

Exclusive gelato flavours were created by Marina Bay Sands' celebrity chef restaurants. 1,143 litres of gelato were made and 11,799 scoops were sold over 10 days. The best-seller was White Chocolate with Raspberry and Blue Sprinkles by Christopher Christie. All proceeds raised were donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

Free family entertainment for Sands For Singapore Charity Festival

Free Family Entertainment

Adrian Pang and Benjamin Chow performed numbers from The LKY Musical.

Top director, Dante Lum and Korean Superstar, Choi Siwon held a meet-and-greet with fans to promote their latest film, To the Fore.

Four DreamWorks movies were screened for free. Children and their families watched them on the colourful bean bags provided.

Popular local singers, Nathan Hartono, Priscilla Tan, Theodora Lau and Gareth Fernandez also entertained guests with their individual bands during the festival.


Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2015 – SG50 Community Heartbeats

Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2015 – SG50 Community Heartbeats 

On 7 August 2015, over 9000 participants made the jubilee celebration meaningful for disadvantaged groups by supporting this charity fun walk organised by Community Chest and Marina Bay Sands at the Event Plaza. The walk was followed by a fun-filled carnival and a special drumming activity creating rhythms that signifies the heartbeat of a caring community to mark SG50.

Race to Sky Vertical Marathon

Race to Sky Vertical Marathon 

More than 40 teams of four, including corporate sponsors and beneficiaries, raced up 57 levels to Sands SkyPark in the Race to the Sky vertical marathon held on 7 August 2015. 

The LKY Musical

The LKY Musical

On 6 August 2015, over 1,000 Pioneer Generation beneficiaries and senior volunteers watched The LKY Musical for free with their families at MasterCard Theatres. Beneficiaries were from Community Development Councils, Family Service Centres (FSC), including Care Corner FSC and AMKFSC, and RSVP Singapore - The Organisation of Senior Volunteers.